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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of community residents and distributors

From: ‘Too old to test?’: A life course approach to HIV-related risk and self-testing among midlife-older adults in Malawi

  FGD (n = 4) CBD FGD (n = 1) IDI (n = 12)
# of participants, n = 37 # of participants,
n = 11
# of participants,
n = 12
Sex
 Male 9 6 6
 Female 28 5 6
Age (years)
 Median age 39 years
(range:35–74)
33 years
(range: 24–61)
35 years
(range: 31–64)
 < 35 0 7 5
 35–49 34 3 5
 50+ 2 1 2
 Unknown 1 0 0
Education
 Adult literacy 1 0 0
 Primary incomplete or complete 15 0 7
 Secondary school complete 0 9 2
 Some secondary education 21 2 3
Marital Status
 Married or living as married 23 * 10
 Widowed, separated or divorced 14 * 1
 Never married 0 * 1
HIV status
 HIV positive 9 * 2
 HIV negative 24 * 10
 Unknown 4 * 0
Ever tested
 Yes 20 * 8
 No 5 * 4
 Unknown 12 * 0
Self-tested
 Yes 32 * 12
 No 5 * 0
  1. FGD Focus group discussion, CBD Community-based distributor, IDI In-depth Interview