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Table 4 Motivations for participation in an HIV vaccine trial by marital status

From: Motivations to participate in a Phase I/II HIV vaccine trial: A descriptive study from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Categorical statements Unmarried n(%) Married n(%) Total n(%)
Volunteerism to rescue lives of others [altruism] 52 (40.3) 44 (38.9) 96 (39.7)
Desire to become a role model, to be among the enthusiasts 24 (18.6) 21(18.6) 45 (18.6)
Researchers’ explanations about HIV/AIDS vaccine studies 25 (19.4) 12 (10.6) 37 (15.3)*
To get more knowledge about HIV prevention/vaccine 19 (14.7) 18(15.9) 37 (15.3)
To know my health status [know health status] 17 (13.2) 19(16.8) 36 (14.9)
To get knowledge for educating others about HIV/vaccine 16 (12.4) 18(15.9) 34 (14.0)
To cooperate with researchers in developing an HIV vaccine 15 (11.6) 8 (7.1) 23 (9.5)
To accomplish personal motivation 10 (7.8) 9 (8.0) 19 (7.9)
To get protection against HIV infection 7 (5.4) 10 (8.8) 17 (7.0)
Magnitude of the disease [AIDS] 7 (5.4) 10 (8.8) 17 (7.0)
Severity of the disease in families – experienced death of a relative due to AIDS 8 (6.2) 7 (6.2) 15 (6.2)
Others (free treatment/insurance, test the strength of vaccine in the body) 3 (2.4) 4 (3.6) 7 (2.9)
  1. Significance denoted by: * = P < 0.05
  2. NB: The columns represent multiple responses, and thus cannot add up to 100 %. The same applies to the total number of respondents in each column