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Table 1 Characteristics of HTC users participating in IDIs

From: ‘It is just the way it was in the past before I went to test’: a qualitative study to explore responses to HIV prevention counselling in rural Tanzania

  Male (n=15) Female (n=15)
Age group   
 18–24 4 (26.7 %) 3 (20.0 %)
 25-34 2 (13.3 %) 4 (26.7 %)
 35–44 4 (26.7 %) 4 (26.7 %)
 >45 5 (33.3 %) 4 (26.7 %)
Location of most recent HTC
 Community outreach-VCT (during sero-survey) 1 (6.7 %)  
 Walk-in VCT clinic (Kisesa health centre) 8 (53.3 %) 9 (60.0 %)
 Other VCTa 4 (26.7 %) 3 (20.0 %)
 Antenatal PITC   3 (20.0 %)
 Unknown 2 (13.3 %)  
Time since most recent HTC
 <1 year 9 (60.0 %) 7 (46.7 %)
 2–4 years 4 (26.7 %) 3 (20.0 %)
 >4 years   4 (26.7 %)
 Unknown 2 (13.3 %) 1 (6.7 %)
HIV Status
 Negative 9 (60.0 %) 9 (6.00 %)
 Positive 5 (33.3 %) 5 (33.3 %)
 Unknown 1 (6.7 %) 1 (6.7 %)
Area of residence   
 Rural 7 (46.7 %) 9 (60.0 %)
 Trading centre (urban) 8 (53.3 %) 6 (40.0 %)
Level of education   
 None 1 (6.7 %)  
 Primary 7 (46.7 %) 13 (86.7 %)
 Secondary or higher 7 (46.7 %) 2 (13.3 %)
 Unknown   
Marital status
 Married monogamous 7 (46.7 %) 9 (60.0 %)
 Married polygamous 1 (6.7 %)  
 Separated/divorced 2 (13.3 %) 2 (13.3 %)
 Widowed 2 (13.3 %) 3 (20.0 %)
 Single (never married) 3 (20.0 %) 1 (6.7 %)
  1. aOther outreach VCT service within Kisesa, or VCT service outside Kisesa ward