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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Knowledge about HIV prevention and transmission among recently diagnosed tuberculosis patients: a cross sectional study

Characteristics Total (n = 171) Male (n = 101) Female (n = 70) P- value**
Mean age (SD) 31.1 (13) 30.7 (13.2) 31.5 (12.8) 0.7
Marital status     
Single (%) 104 (60.8%) 69 (68.3%) 35 (70%) 0.8
Level of education     
Primary school (%) 23 (13.5%) 14 (13.9%) 9 (12.9%) 0.9
Secondary school (%) 103 (60.2%) 66 (65.4%) 37 (52.9%) 0.2
Above secondary school (%) 45 (26.3%) 21 (20.8%) 24 (34.3%) 0.3
Previous TB episode (%) 15 (8.8%) 4 (5.7%) 11 (10.9%) 0.2
Median number of sexual partners (Range) 1 (0–21) 2 (0–21) 1 (0–10) <0.001
Reported use of condoms (%) 70 (40.9%) 36 (35.6%) 19 (27.1%) 0.2
Mean level of knowledge, % (SD)* 59 (15.7) 57.4 (15.7) 61.3 (15.5) 0.11
  1. *Highest possible level of knowledge is 100% = 35 points.
  2. **Comparison between males and females; t-test for difference of means, Man-Whitney for medians and chi-square for difference in proportions.