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Table 1 An example of coding process

From: The perceptions on male circumcision as a preventive measure against HIV infection and considerations in scaling up of the services: a qualitative study among police officers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Codes Sub-categories Category
Manipulation of penis [Removal of fore skin] Individual’s knowledge about male circumcision Intrapersonal level (Individual characteristics that influence behaviour)
Prevention of sexually transmitted diseases   
Hygiene/sexual cleanliness   
Promotion of hygiene   
Religious ritual Individual’s beliefs towards male circumcision  
Cultural practice
Transition period Individual perceptions towards male circumcision
Increased sexual pleasure
Confidence during sexual intercourse
Pain among sexually active men Individual’s attitudes towards male circumcision  
Interruption of healing process among adults   
Interruption of daily duties among adults