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Table 1 Demographic and sexual profile of participants (N = 1656)

From: Correlates of consistent condom use among recently initiated and traditionally circumcised men in the rural areas of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

Variables Frequencies Percentage
Ethnic groups
  AbaThembu 36 2.2%
  AmaMpondo 250 15.1%
  AmaHlubi 192 11.6%
  AmaZizi 36 2.2%
  AmaXhosa 751 45.4%
  AbeSotho 64 3.9%
  AmaBhaca 68 4.1%
  AmaMpondomise 79 4.8%
  AmaBhele 62 3.7%
  AmaXesibe 47 2.8%
  Other 71 4.3%
Living
  Alone 36 2.2%
  Parents 1038 62.7%
  Family 472 28.5%
  Other 110 6.6%
Financial support
  Yourself 80 4.8%
  Parents and family 1539 92.9%
  Friends 20 1.3%
  Other 17 1.0%
Currently in school
  Yes 634 38.3%
  No 1022 61.7%
Highest grade passed
  Primary 349 21.1%
  Secondary 1047 63.2%
  Post-matric 260 15.7%
Currently working
  Yes 230 13.9%
  No 1426 86.1%
Have children
  Yes 260 15.7%
  No 1396 84.3%
Know your traditional leader
  Yes 1508 91.0%
  No 148 9.0%
Registered with the traditional leader before initiation
  Yes 1101 66.5%
  No 555 33.5%
Voluntary undergone initiation
  Yes 1377 83.2%
  No 279 16.8%
Year of circumcision
  2007 877 55.4%
  2008 647 40.8%
  2009 41 2.6%
Main sexual partner
  Yes 1198 72.3%
  No 456 27.5%
Other sexual partner
  Yes 523 44.8%
  No 644 55.2%
Reported STI
  Yes 196 11.8%
  No 1390 83.9%
Consistent condom use
  Always 923 55.7%
  Sometimes 499 30.1%
  Never 181 10.9%
Condom use at last sex
  Yes 1232 74.4%
  No 317 19.1%
Condom use after initiation
  Yes 1180 71.3%
  No 409 24.7%
Frequently used condom
  Government free issued 1323 79.9%
  Bought 177 10.7%
HIV test
  Yes 581 35.1%
  No 1033 62.4%