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Table 2 Ranking of most commonly cited reasons for choosing to have an HIV test (N = 805) 1

From: Characteristics of sexually experienced HIV testers aged 18 to 32 in rural South Africa: baseline results from a community-based trial, NIMH Project Accept (HPTN 043)

  Total % Female % N p-valuea
Wanted to know status 51 74 408 0.001*
Non-voluntary 19 98 149 <0.001*
Having children 17 100 137 <0.001*
Sick 12 75 95 0.31
Sexual partner had risky behaviour 0.03 89 26 0.19
  1. aChi-square tests for comparison of men and women.
  2. *Significant at the 95% confidence level.
  3. 1The questions for Table 2 allow for multiple responses so the N may overlap as discussed in the text. The total N is 805.