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Table 1 Demographics of participants by circumcision status

From: A comparison of the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections among circumcised and uncircumcised adult males in Rustenburg, South Africa: a cross-sectional study

  circumcision type p-value
Not circumcised Medically circumcised Traditionally circumcised Total
Enrolment Age (years) Median (IQR) 25 (22–28) 25 (23–29) 27 (23–32) 25 (22–29) 0.147
Age of sexual debut (years) Median (IQR) 17 (16–18) 16 (15–18) 17 (16–18) 17 (15–18) 0.066
Total years of schooling (years) Median (IQR) 12 (12–14) 12 (12–13) 12 (10–13) 12 (12–13) 0.280
Race n (column %) Black 220 (98.7) 79 (100.0) 37 (100.0) 336 (99.1) 0.813
White 1 (0.4) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.3)
Other 2 (0.9) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (0.6)
Marital status n (column %) Single 215 (96.4) 72 (91.1) 34 (91.9) 321 (94.7) 0.074
Divorced 0 (0.0) 2 (2.5) 0 (0.0) 2 (0.6)
Married 8 (3.6% 5 (6.3) 3(8.1) 16 (4.7)
Does your partner live with you n (column %) No 168 (75.3) 61 (77.2) 30 (81.1) 259 (76.4) 0.780
Yes 36 (16.1) 13 (16.5) 6 1 (6.2) 55 (16.2)
Not applicable/ no partner 19 (8.5) 5 (6.3) 1 (2.7) 25 (7.4)
Employment n (column %) Unemployed 110 (49.3%) 37 (46.8%) 19 (51.4%) 166 (49.0) 0.701
Self employed 16 (7.2%) 6 (7.6%) 1 (2.7%) 23 (6.8)
Student 16 (7.2%) 9 (11.4%) 1 (2.7%) 26 (7.7)
Employed 79 (35.4) 27 (34.2) 16 (43.2) 122 (36.0)
Other 2 (0.9) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (0.6)