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Table 6 Risk perception of highest risk self-report sexually active compared to the newly identified sexually active individuals in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

From: Who is sexually active? Using a multi-component sexual activity profile (MSAP) to explore, identify and describe sexually-active high-school students in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Sample Group Variable Self-reported sexually active Newly identified as sexually active Adj. p
Risk Perception   HIV+ (n = 61) Adj % HIV+ (n = 45) Adj %  
No risk 14.8% (8/54) 10.2 26.8% (11/41) 25.85 0.113
At risk 54.8% (46/84) 89.8 73.2%(30/41) 74.15 0.113
  HSV+ (n = 118) Adj % HSV+ (n = 68) Adj %  
No risk 16.0% (17/106) 16.4 31.7% (19/60) 32.3 0.088
At risk 84.0% (89/106) 76.4 68.3% (41/60) 67.7 0.417
  Preg + (n = 28) Adj % Preg + (n = 21) Adj %  
No risk 21.7% (5/23) 21.4 30% (6/20) 25 0.787
At risk 78.3% (18/23) 64.3 70% (14/20) 67.8571 0.82
  Ever Preg (n = 170) Adj % Ever Preg (n = 15) Adj %  
No risk 24.2% (36/149) 24.0 25% (3/12) 7.1 0.016
At risk 75.8% (113/149) 76.0 75% (9/12) 42.9 0.026
  STI+ (n = 149) Adj % STI+ (n = 102) Adj %  
No risk 15.6% (19/122) 14.2 37.1% (33/89) 39.4 0.002
At risk 84.4% (103/122) 85.8 62.9% (56/89) 60.6 0.002
  1. Significant p-values ( ≤ 0.05) are set in bold
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