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Table 1 Demographic variables by STI status at screening

From: High prevalence and incidence of sexually transmitted infections among women living in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Variables Overall STI+ STI- p-value
N = 5,748 (%) N = 728 (%) N = 5,020 (%)
HIV prevalence at screening 2,407 (42) 375 (52) 2,032 (40) <0.001
District     0.524
Rural 5216 (91) 656 (90) 4560 (91)  
Urban 532 (9) 72 (10) 460 (9)  
Age, mean (SD) 28.6 (8) 26 (7) 29 (8)  
Age groups (years)     
≤ 24 2,223 (39) 367 (50) 1856 (37) <0.001
25-34 2,224 (39) 255 (35) 1969 (39)  
35+ 1,305 (22) 106 (15) 1199 (24)  
Education     
Less than high school 3069 (53) 467 (61) 2602 (52) <0.0001
Marital status     
Not married 4,912 (85) 677 (93) 4235 (84) <0.0001
Co-habitation status     
Non-cohabiting 3,929 (68) 566 (78) 3363 (70) <0.0001
  1. Diagnosis of chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomonas or syphilis.
  2. Hlabisa, Umkomaas, Botha’s Hill, Tongaat and Verulam.
  3. Durban.