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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of study population

From: Effect of perceived HIV risk on initiation of antiretroviral therapy during the universal test and treat era in South Africa

Variable Frequency (N = 1519)
n (%)
Gender
 Male 678 (44.6)
 Female 841 (55.4)
Age in years, mean (SD) 33 (9.4)
Education
 No primary school 12 (0.8)
 Primary school 39 (2.6)
 Some high school 576 (37.9)
 Completed high school 849 (55.9)
 Higher degree (university) 43 (2.8)
Marital status
 Married 78 (5.1)
 Never married (single) 1421 (93.5)
 Widowed/divorced 20 (1.3)
Currently employed
 No 905 (59.6)
 Yes, working ≤ 20 h per week 313 (20.6)
 Yes, working > 20 h per week 301 (19.8)
Partner HIV status
 Partner HIV status unknown 854 (55.8)
 Partner HIV negative 277 (18.4)
 Partner HIV positive 388 (25.8)
Previously tested for HIV
 Yes 1378 (90.7)
 No 141 (9.3)
Perceived risk to HIV infection
 Definitely not going to acquire HIV 22 (1.4)
 Probably not going to acquire HIV 115 (7.6)
 Probably will become HIV-infected 317 (20.9)
 Definitely will become HIV-infected 1065 (70.1)