Table 3

Percent of respondents reporting risk behaviours by gender in three DHS surveys using face-to-face interviews and the ACASI administered Cape Town Sexual Behaviour Survey
Survey Interview mode Sexual behavior characteristics
> 2 Partners in past year > 2 Lifetime partners Had a concurrent partnership
Male (%) Female (%) PR Male (%) Female (%) PR Male (%) Female (%) PR
Cape Town Sexual Behavior Survey ACASI 35.8 10.4 3.4 71.4 61.6 1.2 41.5 15.7 2.6
Lesotho DHS FTFI 7.4 0.7 10.6 63.1 NA* NA* 17.7 NA* NA*
Swaziland DHS FTFI 2.0 0.1 20.0 67.9 32.8 2.1 12.3 0.8 15.4
Zimbabwe DHS FTFI 2.2 0.1 22.0 60.9 12.5 4.9 7.9 0.7 11.3

PR, male–female prevalence ratio.

ACASI, Audio Computer-Assited Self-Interviewing.

FTFI, Face-to-Face Interviewing.

* The DHS did not report prevalences for these female behaviors and therefore, the PR could not be calculated.

Beauclair et al.

Beauclair et al. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2013 13:11   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-13-11

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