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Table 2 Baseline demographics and sexual behavior

From: Acceptability of Carraguard, a candidate microbicide and methyl cellulose placebo vaginal gels among HIV-positive women and men in Durban, South Africa

  Sexually Abstinent women (n = 20) Sexually active women (n = 20) Sexually abstinent men (n = 20)
Median age in years (range) 29.5 (19–42) 28 (22–41) 31.5 (21–50)
Mean years of education (range) 12 (6–15) 11.5 (5–14) 10 (4–16)
Married/steady partner 80% (16/20) 100% 90% (18/20)
Ever gave birth 90% (18/20) 90% (18/20) Not applicable
Children with one partner 60% (12/20) 70% (14/20) Not applicable
Median number live births (range) 1.50 (0–5) 1.50 (0–5) Not applicable
Vaginal sex in last month (proportion) 55% (11/20) 100% (20/20) 65% (13/20)
Mean number vaginal sex acts in last month (range) 2.7 (1–4) 5.5 (1–18) 5.2 (1–30)
Male condom use in last month (proportion) 64% (7/11) 90% (18/20) 62% (8/13)
Mean number lifetime sex partners (range) 3.1 (1–15) 3.2 (1–6) 15.2 (3–90)
Ever tested for HIV (proportion) 85% (17/20) 100% (20/20) 80% (16/20)