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Table 4 Behaviours (% respondents responding "yes" to the statement)

From: Evaluation of Stepping Stones as a tool for changing knowledge, attitudes and behaviours associated with gender, relationships and HIV risk in Karnataka, India

  SS trainees
N = 414
SS villages
General population
N = 1196
Non-SS villages
General population
N = 1297
Openness to new ideas
Have you discussed sex with spouse in last 6 months 46.1 32.9 (0.00)** 35.6 (0.16)
Do you discuss finances with your spouse? 60.1 45.0 (0.00)** 44.1 (0.65)
Have you been to a meeting about HIV in last 6 months? 61.1 40.6 (0.00)** 40.7 (0.96)
Do you know any people with HIV/AIDS? 51.0 35.7 (0.00)** 36.0 (0.88)
Of those who know a PLHIV, have you ever helped a PLHIV? 60.8 58.1 (0.34) 45.0 (0.00)**
Would you be willing to be tested for HIV? 57.4 46.7 (0.00)** 44.1 (0.19)
Have you been tested for HIV? 24.0 16.9 (0.00)** 16.4 (0.74)
Alcohol and forced sex
Do you use alcohol? (Men only) 38.3 42.8 (0.11) 48.9 (0.00)**
Does your husband consume alcohol (Married women only)? 28.6 30.7 (0.42) 36.5 (0.00)**
Have you forced any woman to have sex in last 6 months? (Men only) 9.0 5.0 (0.00)** 7.2 (0.02)*
Risky behaviours
Have you had more than 1 partner in last 6 months? 8.1 9.8 (0.31) 14.9 (0.00)**
Was a condom used every time had ex-marital sex? (Married people only) 66.6 34.3 (0.00)** 45.7 (0.00)**
If more than 1 partner, was a condom used every time? (Unmarried people only) 83.6 51.7 (0.00)** 55.4 (0.06)
Have you been to a sex worker in the last 6 months? (Men only) 4.9 6.0 (0.41) 10.8 (0.00)**
On the last time you had sex with a sex worker, was a condom used? (Men only) 59.1 43.2 (0.00)** 48.7 (0.00)**
Did you have anal sex with a man in last 6 months? (Men only) 5.8 2.2 (0.00)** 3.1 (0.16)
Did you use a condom the last time you had anal sex with a man? (Men only) 44.0 29.0 (0.00)** 35.4 (0.00)**
  1. p < 0.05*
  2. p < 0.01**