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Table 1 AIDS-related knowledge and stigma scale items and associated statistics (n = 457); depicts the AIDS-related knowledge and stigma scale items, correct/agree response statistics, scale item means, and standard deviations for the final dataset (n = 457)

From: Validating survey measurement scales for AIDS-related knowledge and stigma among construction workers in South Africa

Item n % Mean SD
  Correct/Agree    
AIDS knowledge scale (range 0–11)a     
 1. Is AIDS spread by kissing? (No) 306 67 0.67 0.47
 2. Can a person get AIDS by sharing kitchens or bathrooms with someone who has AIDS? (No) 329 72 0.72 0.45
 3. Can you get AIDS by touching someone who has AIDS? (No) 356 78 0.78 0.42
 4. Can men give AIDS to women? (Yes) 366 80 0.80 0.40
 5. Can women give AIDS to men? (Yes) 389 85 0.85 0.36
 6. Must a person have many different partners to get AIDS? (No) 228 50 0.50 0.50
 7. Does washing after sex help protect against AIDS? (No) 318 70 0.70 0.46
 8. Can a pregnant woman give AIDS to her baby? (Yes) 301 66 0.66 0.47
 9. Can a person get rid of AIDS by having sex with a virgin? (No) 370 81 0.81 0.39
 10. Is HIV the virus that causes AIDS? (Yes) 365 80 0.80 0.40
 11. Is there a cure for AIDS? (No) 296 65 0.65 0.48
Mean 7.93    
SD 2.85    
AIDS-related stigma scale (range 0–9)     
 1. People who have AIDS are dirty 49 11 0.11 0.31
 2. People who have AIDS are cursed 37 8 0.08 0.27
 3. People who have AIDS should be ashamed 69 15 0.15 0.36
 4. It is safe for people who have AIDS to work with others, including children (R) 145 32 0.32 0.47
 5. People who have AIDS must expect some restrictions on their freedom 196 43 0.43 0.50
 6. A person with AIDS must have done something wrong and deserves to be punished 68 15 0.15 0.36
 7. People who have HIV should be isolated 56 12 0.12 0.33
 8. I do not want to be friends with someone who has AIDS 67 15 0.15 0.35
 9. People who have AIDS should not be allowed to work 84 18 0.18 0.39
Mean 1.69    
SD 1.80    
  1. Notes: aCorrect responses indicated in italics in parentheses against each knowledge question. (R) indicates item is reverse coded