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Table 1 Participant demographic characteristics and sexual risk behaviours from Phase 1 and 2 of the Imbizo study

From: Effectiveness of an “Exclusive Intervention Strategy” to increase medical male circumcision uptake among men aged 25–49 years in South Africa

Variable Categories Phase 1 N = 1597 n (%) Phase 2 N = 1216 n (%)
DEMOGRAPHICS
Age (in years) Median (IQR) 25 (21–30) 26 (21–32)
Employment Status Unemployed 484 (30.3) 291 (23.9)
Employed 712 (44.6) 560 (46.1)
Student 282 (17.7) 257 (21.1)
Self-Employed 96 (6.0) 91 (7.5)
Other 12 (0.8) 16 (1.3)
Missing 11 (0.7) 1 (0.08)
Family Finances Not enough food/clothes 158 (9.9) 149 (12.3)
Enough food/clothes but short on other 689 (43.1) 474 (39.0)
Basics but not enough for expensive things 702 (44.0) 541 (44.5)
Enough to save or buy expensive things 47 (2.9) 48 (3.9)
Missing 1 (0.06) 4 (0.3)
Peer Financial Comparison Poorer than others 389 (24.4) 262 (21.5)
About the same as others 982 (61.5) 788 (64.8)
Better off than others 217 (13.6) 160 (13.2)
Missing 9 (0.6) 6 (0.5)
RELATIONSHIP HISTORY AND SEXUAL RISK BEHAVIOUR
Relationship Status in the last 12 months No partner or one steady/casual partner at same given time 1136 (71.1) 781 (64.2)
> 1 partner at same given time 459 (28.7) 433 (35.6)
Missing 2 (0.1) 2 (0.2)
Live-in partners in the last 12 months No 917 (57.4) 695 (57.2)
Yes 538 (33.7) 433 (35.6)
Not applicable-no partners in the last year 141 (8.8) 86 (7.1)
Missing 1 (0.06) 2 (0.2)
How many partners did you have in the last 6 months? None 216 (13.5) 182 (15.0)
One 874 (54.7) 573 (47.1)
Two 285 (17.8) 233 (19.2)
More than two 189 (11.8) 124 (10.2)
Missing 33 (2.1) 104 (8.6)
In the last 6 months how often have you used a condom? Never 504 (31.6) 328 (27.0)
Sometimes 552 (34.6) 371 (30.5)
Most times 84 (5.3) 86 (7.1)
Every time 376 (23.5) 249 (20.5)
Missing 81 (5.1) 182 (15.0)
How old was your last sexual partner? About same age or >  5 years older 1159 (72.6) 824 (67.8)
> 5 years younger 393 (24.6) 331 (27.2)
Not applicable--never had sex 40 (2.5) 56 (4.6)
Missing 5 (0.3) 5 (0.4)
Did you use a condom the last time you had sex? No 763 (47.8) 606 (49.8)
Yes 789 (49.4) 550 (45.2)
Not applicable-never had sex 42 (2.6) 56 (4.6)
Missing 3 (0.2) 4 (0.3)
Suspect last partner of infidelity No 773 (48.4) 513 (42.2)
Yes 368 (23.0) 280 (23.0)
Not sure 409 (25.6) 364 (29.9)
Not applicable-never had sex 40 (2.5) 56 (4.6)
Missing 7 (0.4) 3 (0.2)
SUBSTANCE USE HISTORY
Spent time in a tavern in the last 12 months Never 751 (47.0) 557 (45.8)
Occasionally 606 (37.9) 486 (40.0)
Frequently 240 (15.0) 170 (14.0)
Missing 0 (0) 3 (0.2)
Drank alcohol in the last 12 months Never 586 (36.7) 401 (33.0)
Occasionally 739 (46.3) 597 (49.1)
Frequently 272 (17.0) 216 (17.8)
Missing 0 (0) 2 (0.2)
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS
Have you been treated for STIs past 6 months No 1531 (95.9) 1092 (89.8)
Yes 45 (2.8) 35 (2.9)
Missing 21 (1.3) 89 (7.3)
Current treatable STI as diagnosed by clinical staff member No 1538 (96.3) 1099 (90.4)
Yes 30 (1.9) 20 (1.6)
Missing 29 (1.8) 97 (8.0)