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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.