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Table 1 Sample description (N = 600)

From: Tuberculosis patients' reasons for, and suggestions to address non-uptake of HIV testing: a cross-sectional study in the Free State Province, South Africa

 

Tested for HIV (n = 405)

Not tested for HIV (n = 195)

P-value

Characteristics

n (%)

n (%)

n (%)

Sex (n = 600)

   

   Male

175 (43.2)

115 (59.0)

0.00

   Female

230 (56.8)

80 (41.0)

 

Age in years(n = 592)

   

   18-30

218 (54.9)

92 (47.2)

0.07

   31 and older

179 (45.1)

103 (52.8)

 

Education level (n = 600)

   

   Primary and lower

145 (35.8)

76 (39.0)

0.45

   Secondary and higher

260 (64.2)

119 (61.0)

 

Patient treatment category (n = 594)

   

   New

227 (56.5)

135 (70.3)

0.00

   Re-treatment

175 (43.5)

57 (29.7)

 

Current TB treatment duration in days (n = 590)

   

   ≤ 60

160 (40.2)

80 (41.7)

0.73

   ≥ 61

238 (59.8)

112 (58.3)

 

Received TB-HIV information from PHC facility (n = 600)

   

   No

103 (25.4)

111 (56.9)

 

   Yes

302 (74.6)

84 (43.1)

0.00

Used condom during most recent sex?* (n = 533)

   

   No

173 (48.5)

104 (59.1)

0.02

   Yes

184 (51.5)

72 (40.9)

 

Worry will get HIV? (n = 596)

   

   Not worried at all

185 (45.8)

73 (38.0)

 

   Worried

219 (54.2)

119 (62.0)

0.07

Worry already have HIV? (n = 596)

   

   Not worried at all

217 (53.7)

83 (43.2)

0.01

   Worried

187 (46.3)

109 (56.8)

 

Worry will infect others if already have HIV? (n = 596)

   

   Not worried at all

189 (46.8)

95 (49.5)

 

   Worried

215 (53.2)

97 (50.5)

0.54

Recommended for HIV testing? (n = 600)

   

   No

106 (26.2)

101 (51.8)

0.00

   Yes

299 (73.8)

94 (48.2)

 
  1. Mean age = 38.4 years, range = 18-73. *Excludes patients who had never been sexually active or who had not been sexual active in the two months prior to data collection.