Table 1

Characterisation of study couples by STI concordance/discordance status

Couple's STI status
Concordant negativeConcordant positiveDiscordant female positiveDiscordant male positive
Fem − | Male −Fem + | Male +Fem + | Male −Fem − | Male +
STI/variableMean/%SDMean/%SDMean/%SDMean/%SD
HIV n*:260305425121
 Age (wife—years)31.68.029.75.731.48.030.67.2
 Age (husband—years)37.18.435.76.237.29.436.47.1
 Muslim (%)11.63.74.07.4
 Husband's literacy (%)70.661.152.070.5
 Wife's literacy (%)52.046.344.054.1
 Duration of marriage (years)12.88.311.36.812.38.611.67.2
HSV-2 n:456382623
 Age (husband—years)42.112.747.114.948.312.946.213.9
 Age (wife—years)35.711.241.615.241.211.538.912.4
 Husband's literacy (%)84.084.081.083.0
 Wife's literacy (%)67.042.046.055.0
Syphilis n:5243412
 Age (husband—years)42.712.956.32.359.814.641.711.7
 Age (wife—years)36.411.746.75.844.810.836.211.2
 Husband's literacy (%)84.067.050.0100.0
 Wife's literacy (%)64.033.025.058.0
  • * n, number of couples (unweighted counts).

  • Fem − | Male −, female negative male negative; Fem − | Male +, female negative male positive; Fem + | Male −, female positive, male negative; Fem + | Male +, female positive, male positive; HSV, herpes simplex virus; STI, sexually transmitted infection.