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Table 1 Sociodemographic and baseline characteristic of study participants

From: Use of a counsellor supported disclosure model to improve the uptake of couple HIV testing and counselling in Kenya: a quasi-experimental study

Outcome variable Arm of study Total P-Value
Intervention(n = 127) Comparison (n = 149)
Count % Count % Count (n = 276) %  
Age range
 17–24 years 34 26.8% 49 32.9% 83 30.1% 0.021
 25–34 years 65 51.2% 52 34.9% 117 42.4%
 35–44 years 20 15.7% 41 27.5% 61 22.1%
 45 years and above 8 6.3% 7 4.7% 15 5.4%
Median age (IQRa): 28 years (24–35)
Sex of participant
 Female 55 43.3% 71 47.7% 126 45.7% 0.47
 Male 72 56.7% 78 52.3% 150 54.3%
Occupation of participant
 Unemployed 34 26.8% 40 26.8% 74 26.8% 0.989
 Employed 93 73.2% 109 73.2% 202 73.2%
Marital status
 Never married 76 59.8% 46 30.9% 122 44.2% < 0.001
 Married 47 37.0% 94 63.1% 141 51.1%
 Widowed/separated/divorced 4 3.1% 9 6.0% 13 4.7%
Education
 Primary education and below 16 12.6% 60 40.3% 76 27.5% < 0.001
 Secondary education 38 29.9% 76 51.0% 114 41.3%
 Tertiary 73 57.5% 13 8.7% 86 31.2%
Participant’s HIV status
 HIV high risk negative 122 96.1% 137 91.9% 259 93.8% 0.156
 HIV positive 5 3.9% 12 8.1% 17 6.2%
Prior testing for HIV
 No 9 7.1% 14 9.4% 23 8.3% 0.489
 Yes 118 92.9% 135 90.6% 253 91.7%
Knowledge of partner’s status
 No 89 70.1% 106 71.1% 195 70.7% < 0.001
 Yes 24 18.9% 42 28.2% 66 23.9%
 Not sure if partner status has changed 14 11.0% 1 0.7% 15 5.4%
Willingness to invite partner for a HIV test
 No 16 12.6% 17 11,5% 33 12% 0.777
 Yes 111 87.4% 131 88.5% 242 88%
Willingness to test together with partner
 No 16 12.6% 4 2.7% 20 7.2% 0.002
 Yes 111 87.4% 145 97.3% 256 92.8%
  1. Notes: Missing data were excluded from the analysis
  2. aIQR: interquartile range