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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of 95 respondents whose HIVST kits had a second weak band by how the weak band was identified

From: Repeat HIV testing of individuals with discrepant HIV self-test results in Central Uganda

Characteristics How the second weak band was identified Total
(N = 95,  %)
Identified by the interviewer at follow-up interviewa (N = 43, %) Observed while the kits were in storage
(N = 52, %)
Sex
Male 24 (55.8) 20 (38.5) 44 (46.3)
Female 19 (44.2) 32 (61.5) 51 (53.7)
Age-group
15–24 14 (32.6) 28 (54.9) 42 (44.2)
25–34 18 (41.9) 18 (35.3) 36 (37.9)
35+ 11 (25.6) 5 (9.8) 16 (16.8)
Education
Nursery/no formal education 14 (32.6) 8 (15.4) 22 (23.2)
Primary 11 (25.6) 15 (28.9) 26 (27.4)
Post-primary/vocational 8 (18.6) 8 (15.4) 16 (16.8)
Secondary 9 (20.9) 18 (34.6) 27 (28.4)
Tertiary 1 (2.3) 3 (5.8) 4 (4.2)
Marital status
Currently married 4 (9.3) 9 (17.3) 13 (13.7)
Cohabiting 37 (86.1) 40 (76.9) 77 (81.1)
Never married/divorced/separated 2 (4.7) 3 (4.77) 5 (5.3)
Ever been tested for HIV, yes 43 (100) 52 (100) 95 (100)
Result of the last HIV test
HIV-positive 0 (0.0) 1 (1.9) 1 (1.1)
HIV-negative 42 (97.7) 50 (96.2) 92 (96.8)
Did not receive results 1 (2.33) 1 (1.9) 2 (2.1)
  1. aInterviewers reported that they saw a second weak band on the kits which the respondents had not seen