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Table 1 Sample Distribution of Independent variables

From: Predictors of condom use and refusal among the population of Free State province in South Africa

Predictors variable Count Percent
1. Residence Type   
Formal Urban 3,317 58.7
Informal Urban 973 17.2
Rural 1360 24.1
2. Gender   
Male 2,455 42.5
Female 3,318 57.5
3. Ethnic Group   
Asian/White 232 4.0
Coloured 291 5.1
African   90.9
4. Age   
18 to 29 years 3302 57.3
30 to 39 years 1538 26.7
40 to 49 years 697 12.1
50 and above 229 4.0
5. Marital status   
Unmarried 3,466 60.7
Married/Living together 1,931 33.8
Divorced/Widowed 310 5.4
6. Employment   
None 2,980 51.5
Student 635 11.0
Temporary employment 834 14.4
Permanent employment 1333 23.1
7. Education   
None/Below grade 12 3,354 57.9
Passed Grade 12 2,047 35.3
Degree/diploma 396 6.8
8. Knowledge about HIV   
Inadequate 3373 59.3
Adequate 2317 40.7
9. Knowledge about Condoms  
Inadequate 3098 54.1
Adequate 2631 45.9
10. Knowledge about correct use of condoms
No 1003 17.3
Yes 4787 82.7
11. Knowledge about own HIV status  
No 2635 45.3
Yes 3179 54.7
12. Knowledge about HIV status of Partner
No 3502 60.7
Yes 2271 39.3
13. Belief that condoms prevent HIV  
No 634 11.0
Yes 5150 89.0
14. Perceived need for condoms  
No 834 14.4
Yes 4951 85.6
15. Presence of stigma on Condom  
No 4221 73.2
Yes 1548 26.8
16. Availability of condoms   
No 721 12.4
Yes 5086 87.6
17. Affordability of condoms   
No 1554 26.8
Yes 4246 73.2
18. Usual source of condoms  
Free source 3351 73.6
Paid source 1203 26.4
19. Sexual risk behaviour   
No 2905 51.6
Yes 2728 48.4