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Table 1 Adolescent Groups from Lusaka, Zambia

From: “When you have a high life, and you like sex, you will be afraid”: a qualitative evaluation of adolescents’ decision to test for HIV in Zambia and Kenya using the health belief model

Characteristic Living with HIV
(n = 53)
Unknown HIV Status (n = 32)
Age (years)
 Mean [95% confidence interval] 17.5 [17.2, 17.9] 17.7 [17.3, 18.1]
Gender
 Male 25 (47.2%) 13 (59.3%)
Education
 Not in School 6 (11.3%) 1 (3.1%)
 In School 30 (56.6%) 17 (53.1%)
 Graduated 17 (32.1%) 14 (43.8%)
Living Situation
 Live at home 49 (92.5%) 32 (100%)
 Other 4 (7.5%)  
On ART
 Yes 45 (84.9%)
 No 8 (15.1%)
Disclosed toa
 Family 40 (75.5%)
 Friends 15 (28.3%)
 Community 1 (1.9%)
 Church 1 (1.9%)
 None 3 (5.7%)  
Offered an HIV Test
 Yes 26 (81.3%)
 No 6 (18.7%)
Accepted an HIV Test
 Yes 25 (96.2%)
 No 1 (4%)
  1. aSome adolescents reported disclosing to multiple categories