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Table 1 Demographic and behavioral characteristics of adult women in rural Constanza, Dominican Republic, by HIV testing history

From: A cross-sectional evaluation of HIV testing practices among women in the rural Dominican Republic

 No prior HIV test (ever/unsure)Prior HIV test (ever)TotalFisher’s exact test
p-value
n = 34n = 71n = 105
n (%)n (%)n (%)
Age (years)
 16 to 295 (14.7)19 (26.8)24 (22.9)0.027
 30 to 393 (8.8)17 (23.9)20 (19.1) 
 40 to 494 (11.8)11 (15.5)15 (14.3) 
 50+22 (64.7)24 (33.8)46 (43.8) 
Time lived in the community (years)
 10 or fewer6 (17.7)16 (22.5)22 (21.0)0.381
 More than 1028 (82.4)55 (77.5)83 (79.1) 
Education level
 Less than primary17 (50.0)16 (22.5)33 (31.4)0.038
 Primary10 (29.4)26 (36.6)36 (34.3) 
 Some high school4 (11.8)13 (18.3)17 (16.2) 
 High school or higher3 (8.8)16 (22.5)19 (18.1) 
Age at sexual debut
 15 younger21 (61.8)33 (46.5)54 (51.4)0.306
 Older than 1512 (35.3)32 (45.1)44 (41.9) 
 Don’t know/prefer not to answer1 (2.9)6 (8.5)7 (6.7) 
Number of lifetime sex partners
 110 (29.4)21 (29.6)31 (29.5)0.708
 2 or more23 (67.7)43 (60.6)66 (62.9) 
 Don’t know/prefer not to answer1 (2.9)7 (9.9)8 (7.6) 
Pregnant, ever
 No3 (8.8)5 (7.0)8 (7.6)0.712
 Yes31 (91.2)66 (93.0)97 (92.4) 
Received STI test, ever
 No/unsure32 (94.1)44 (62.0)76 (72.4)< 0.001
 Yes2 (5.9)27 (38.0)29 (27.6) 
Know someone with HIV
 No9 (26.5)15 (21.1)24 (22.9)0.621
 Yes25 (73.5)56 (78.9)81 (77.1) 
Likelihood of taking HIV test if offered
 Very or extremely likely24 (70.6)53 (74.7)77 (73.3)0.847
 Somewhat likely3 (8.8)7 (9.9)10 (9.5) 
 Very or extremely unlikely6 (17.7)8 (11.3)14 (13.3) 
 Don’t know/prefer not to answer1 (2.9)3 (4.2)4 (3.8) 
  1. Bold numbers are significant