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Table 2 Bivariate analysis of participants with good or poor knowledge

From: Knowledge, attitudes, practices about HIV and implications in risk and stigma prevention among French Guianese and Brazilian border inhabitants

Statement (n = 621)Poor HIV knowledge
Frequency
N (row %)
N = 285
Good HIV knowledge
Frequency
N (row %)
N = 336
p value
Sex n = 621
 Male121 (49.8)122 (50.2)0.103
 Female163 (43.1)215 (56.9)
Sexual orientation
 Heterosexual144 (27.4)426 (72.6)0.525
 Homosexual3 (21.4)11 (78.6)
 Bisexual1 (14.3)6 (85.7)
 Missing data8 (26.6)22 (73.4)
Age n = 621
 18–29118 (48.2)127 (58.8)0.448
 30–44104 (48.8)123 (54.2)
  ≥ 4562 (41.6)87 (58.4)
Native language
 French or Portuguese222 (36.4%)288 (63.6%)0.011
 Creole, Amerindian and others63 (56.8%)48 (43.2%)
Education level
 Any level to middle school138 (50.9)133 (49.1)0.022
 High school to University147 (42.0)203 (58.0)
Income
 Paid employment42 (41.2)60 (58.8)0.105
 Informal work35 (50.7)34 (49.3) 
 Social allowance75 (44.9)92 (55.1) 
 None100 (43.3)131 (56.7) 
 Others29 (63.0)17 (37.0) 
 Missing data3 (50.0)3 (50.0) 
 Mean number of HIV information sources [IC95%]1.65 [1.55–1.76]2.12 [1.97–2.27]< 0.001
Last HIV test
 Less than a year89 (36.5)155 (63.5)0.021
 More than a year108 (48.6)122 (51.4)
 Missing data87 (59.2)60 (40.8)
Would you do an HIV test in the future? 
 Yes230 (43.5)299 (56.5)0.066
 No37 (56.1)29 (43.9) 
 Missing Data17 (65.4)9 (34.6) 
Do you know a PLHIVa?
 Yes89 (36.5)155 (63.5)0.001
 No174 (50.9)168 (49.1)
 Missing Data21 (60.0)14 (40.0) 
  1. aPLHIV: people living with HIV