Table 2

Sample (n = 231)
Variable N (%) Disclosure, n (%)
All 231 (100) 140 (60.6)
Gender female 147 (63.6) 77 (52.4)
male 84 (36.4) 63 (75.0)
Age mean (SD) 34.4 (9.0) 35.3 (9.2)**
Education <primary 122 (52.8) 60 (49.2)
> = primary 109 (47.2) 80 (73.4)
Setting of recruitment rural 96 (41.9) 39 (40.6)
urban 133 (58.1) 113 (72.9)
Presence of symptoms requiring treatment at most recent test* no 163 (71.5) 106 (65.0)
yes 65 (28.5) 32 (49.2)
Self-stigma* no 173 (76.9) 103 (59.5)
yes 52 (23.1) 37 (71.2)
Membership in support groups* no 155 (68.9) 113 (72.9)
yes 70 (31.1) 27 (38.6)
Country of recruitment Malawi 101 (43.7) 33 (32.7)
Kenya 55 (23.8) 51 (92.7)
Uganda 40 (17.3) 31 (77.5)
Burkina Faso 35 (15.2) 25 (71.4)

Legend:N = number of participants in each group; n = number of participants reporting disclosure to their partners; SD = standard deviation; <primary: incomplete primary education or no education; > = primary: complete primary education and above. *Values do not add up to overall total due to missing values. **mean and standard deviation of those disclosing to partners.

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Hardon et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:589   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-589

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