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Table 1 Demographic characteristics for women that participated in IDIs and FGDs in Malawi & Zimbabwe

From: Echoes of old HIV paradigms: reassessing the problem of engaging men in HIV testing and treatment through women’s perspectives

  Malawi Zimbabwe
Pregnant Woman
N = 38
n (%)
Postpartum Woman
N = 94
n (%)
Pregnant Women
N = 70
n (%)
Postpartum Women
N = 96
n (%)
Age (years)
 < 25 9 (24%) 23 (24%) 10 (14%) 25 (26%)
 25–34 22 (58%) 59 (63%) 54 (77%) 57 (59%)
 35–44 7 (18%) 12 (13%) 6 (9%) 14 (15%)
Married/Cohabitating 34 (89%) 74 (89%) 65 (93%) 86 (90%)
Single/Divorced/Widow 4 (11%) 20 (11%) 5 (7%) 10 (10%)
No education 5 (13%) 15 (16%) 4 (6%) 2 (2%)
Primary 22 (58%) 51 (54%) 19 (27%) 26 (27%)
Secondary 11 (29%) 27 (29%)a 47 (67%) 68 (71%)
  1. aFor Malawi postpartum, one woman was missing education level