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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of participants that received HIV self-screening kits in the feasibility of HIV self-screening study

From: Feasibility of community-based HIV self-screening in South Africa: a demonstration project

Variable Number Proportion
Number enrolled for HIV self-screening 1618  
Age in years
 18–24 (%) 513 31.7%
  > 24 (%) 1105 68.3%
Median age (IQR) 28.0 (23.0–33)  
Gender
 Female (%) 809 50.0%
 Male (%) 808 50.0%
Place of recruitment
 Home (%) 696 43.0%
 Mobile site (%) 687 42.5%
 Workplace (%) 118 7.3%
 Sex Workers Programme (%) 117 7.2%
Language spoken at home
 IsiZulu/IsiNdebele/IsiXhosa %) 557 35.0%
 Sepedi/Sesotho/Setswana %) 520 32.7%
 Xitsonga (%) 239 15.0%
 Tshivenda (%) 131 8.2%
 Other 144 9.1%
Highest level of education
 Primary school (%) 1271 82.4%
 High school (%) 123 8.0%
 Tertiary (%) 148 9.6%
Income level
 R0 - R999 (%) 940 63.3%
 R1000 - R4999 (%) 378 25.4%
 R5000 - R9999 (%) 134 9.0%
 R10000+ (%) 34 2.3%