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Table 1 Means and percentages of background characteristics of study couples by sex and intervention accepted

From: Pilot study of home-based delivery of HIV testing and counseling and contraceptive services to couples in Malawi

Characteristic Intervention accepted and sex (%)a
  All study couples n = 167 CHCT and CFP n = 48 CHCT only n = 97 None n = 18
Means Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male
Age (years) 28.3 34.8 27.5 33.6 29.0 35.7 25.3 31.3
Duration of union (years) 8.9 9.1 9.4 9.8 8.9 9.3 6.8 7.6
Number of live births 3.4* 3.4 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.5 1.8 2.3
Emotional closeness to partner scoreb 8.3* 8.6 8.5 8.7 8.4 8.6 6.7 8.1
Percentages
In first union 77 72 81 73 71 71 94 78
With any schooling 88 90 90 94 87 90 94 89
Unhappy if discovered pregnant now 71 71 79 81 71 70 53 60
Using contraception 66 65 60 60 70 68 56 56
Reporting condom used at last coitus with partner 15 15 23 21 12 19 6 6
Reporting ever had HIV test 81* 55 88 46 80 56 61 67
Reporting other sex partner in last week 1 2 0 2 2 2 0 0
Reporting ever any violence from partner 20 8 15 6 24 10 17 0
  1. a4 couples accepting CFP only are not shown separately; b1 = no emotional closeness … 10 = very strong emotional closeness.
  2. *p < 0.05 for test of hypotheses of equal percentages in each intervention group for a given sex.