Table 1

Associations between participant characteristics and changing responses to the number of lifetime sexual partners
No change Increase Decrease p-value*
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Total 433 (85.7%) 54 (10.7%) 18 (3.6%)
Sex
  Male 209 (83.6%) 28 (11.2%) 13 (5.2%) 0.124
  Female 224 (87.8%) 26 (10.2%) 5 (2.0%)
Mode
  Self-administered 345 (83.5%) 50 (12.1%) 18 (4.4%) 0.006
  RA-administered 78 (96.3%) 3 (3.7%) 0 (0.0%)
  Missing 11 (90.9%) 1 (9.1%) 0 (0.0%)
HSV-2 status
  HSV-2 negative 158 (88.8%) 14 (7.9%) 6 (3.4%) 0.073
  HSV-2 positive 188 (81.0%) 35 (15.1%) 9 (3.9%)
  Missing 87 (91.6%) 5 (5.3%) 3 (3.2%)
Age (years)
  14-21 38 (77.6%) 7 (14.3%) 4 (8.2%) 0.428
  22-29 134 (87.6%) 12 (7.8%) 7 (4.6%)
  30-37 135 (87.1%) 18 (11.6%) 2 (1.3%)
  38-45 74 (85.1%) 10 (11.5%) 3 (3.4%)
  46+ 40 (83.3%) 6 (12.5%) 2 (4.2%)
  Missing 12 (92.3%) 1 (7.7%) 0 (0.0%)

* p-values computed using Fisher’s exact test, with missing values excluded.

Norris Turner et al.

Norris Turner et al. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2013 13:34   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-13-34

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