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Table 1 Demographic Profile of Participants included in the Primary Efficacy Analysis (N = 678*)

From: An observed, prospective field study to evaluate the performance and acceptance of a blood-based HIV self-test in Canada

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Age Range [n = 678]
 18–25 (n = 139) 20.5%
 26–35 (n = 277) 40.9%
 36–45 (n = 106) 15.6%
 46–55 (n = 95) 14.0%
  > 55 (n = 61) 9.0%
Gender [n = 677]  
 Male (n = 410) 60.6%
 Female (n = 247) 36.5%
 Other (n = 20) 2.9%
Race/Ethnicity [n = 678]
 White (n = 296) 43.7%
 Black (n = 113) 16.7%
 First Nation, Metis, Inuit (n = 95) 14.0%
 South Asian (n = 26) 3.8%
 Southeast Asian (n = 45) 6.6%
 Arab/West Asian (n = 35) 5.2%
 Latin American (n = 46) 6.8%
 Other - includes mixed ethnicity (n = 22) 3.2%
Highest Education Level [n = 678]
 Primary (n = 16) 2.4%
 Secondary (High School) (n = 184) 27.1%
 College (n = 156) 23.0%
 University or Higher (n = 322) 47.5%
Reading/Writing Impairment [n = 674]
 Yes (n = 30) 4.5%
 No (n = 644) 95.5%
Dominant Hand [n = 677]
 Right (n = 602) 88.9%
 Left (n = 75) 11.1%
Visual Status (Use of reading glasses) [n = 678]
 Yes (n = 373) 55.0%
 No (n = 305) 45.0%
Participant is Pregnant [n = 674]
 No (n = 672) 99.7%
 Yes (n = 2) 0.3%
Employment Status [n = 676]
 Employed (n = 307) 45.4%
 Unemployed (n = 153) 22.6%
 Student (n = 87) 12.9%
 Retired (n = 16) 2.4%
 Prefer not to answer (n = 113) 16.7%
Self-Reported Medical Conditions [n = 224]
 Diabetes (n = 23) 10.3%
 Hypertension (n = 39) 17.4%
 Visual impairment (n = 58) 25.9%
 Existing/Recent sexually transmitted diseases (n = 20) 8.9%
 Other (n = 84)a 37.5%
Self-Reported HIV Status [n = 677]
 Negative status (n = 540) 79.8%
 Unknown/Never been tested (n = 137) 20.2%
 Positive status (n = 0) 0.0%
Experience with HIV testing [n = 674]
 Yes (n = 500) 74.2%
 No (n = 174) 25.8%
Self-Reported Risk Category [n = 611]b
 Unprotected sex with men (n = 185) 30.3%
 Unprotected sex with women (n = 108) 17.7%
 Multiple sexual partners (n = 181) 29.6%
 Injection drug user (n = 51) 8.3%
 Born to HIV positive mother (n = 3) 0.5%
 Sexual partner is HIV positive (n = 26) 4.3%
 Sexual partner is a bisexual male (n = 46) 7.5%
 Other (n = 11)c 1.8%
Self-Reported Risk [n = 678]d
 High risk (n = 600) 88.5%
 Low/Unknown risk (n = 178) 11.5%
  1. *Category totals below N = 678 reflect missing data
  2. aCommon “other” medical conditions include prediabetes, mental illness, Hepatitis C, asthma, hypothyroidism, and cancer
  3. bRisk categories are mutually exclusive; participants who self-reported multiple risks were put into the highest risk category
  4. cCommon “other” risk categories include “protected sex” and “sex with partner”
  5. d“High risk” contains participants who self-reported one or more risk category, “low/unknown risk” contains participants who self-reported “other” or no risks