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Table 5 Motivation for participation in an HIV vaccine trial by educational level

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

Categorical statements Primary n(%) Secondary n(%) Total n(%)
Volunteerism to rescue lives of others [altruism] 25(34.7) 71 (41.8) 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 4 (5.6) 33 (19.4) 37(15.3)*
To get more knowledge about HIV prevention/vaccine 10 (13.9) 27(15.9) 37 (15.3)
To know my health status [know health status] 18 (25.0) 18(10.6) 36 (14.9)*
To get knowledge for educating others about HIV/vaccine 14 (19.4) 20(11.8) 34 (14.0)
To cooperate with researchers in developing an HIV vaccine 6 (8.3) 17(10.0) 23 (9.5)
To accomplish personal motivation 8 (11.1) 11 (6.5) 19 (7.9)
To get protection against HIV infection 5 (6.9) 12 (7.1) 17 (7.0)
Magnitude of the disease [AIDS] 5 (6.9) 12 (7.1) 17 (7.0)
Severity of the disease in families– experienced death of a relative due to AIDS 3 (4.2) 12 (7.1) 15 (6.2)
Others (free treatment/insurance, test the strength of vaccine in the body) 0 (0) 7 (4.2) 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