Table 1

Baseline characteristics of 966 uncircumcised men enrolled in the control arm of a male circumcision trial between 2002 and 2005 in Kisumu, Kenya

Variablen (%)*
Age (years)20 (17–24)
Number of female partners in last 12 months2 (0–28)
Lifetime number of female sexual partners4 (1–86)
Living with female sexual partner
 No910 (94.6)
 Yes52 (5.4)
 Primary or none352 (36.4)
 Secondary or tertiary614 (63.6)
Employment status
 Unemployed623 (64.5)
 Employed343 (35.5)
Condom use in last 6 months
 Never219 (25.8)
 ≤50%333 (39.2)
 >50%298 (35.1)
Herpes simplex virus type 2 seropositive
 No678 (73.5)
 Yes244 (26.5)
Presence of Chlamydia trachomatis
 No915 (96.0)
 Yes38 (4.0)
Presence of Neisseria gonorrhoeae
 No938 (98.4)
 Yes15 (1.6)
Bathing frequency
 Less than daily20 (2.1)
 Daily937 (97.9)
  • *Percentages do not include missing values for living with partner status (n=4), condom use (n=116), HSV-2 seropositivity (n=44), presence of Chlamydia trachomatis (n=13), presence of Neisseria gonorrhoeae (n=13) and bathing frequency (n=9).

  • The study inclusion criteria required participants be aged 18–24 years; there was one protocol violation resulting in one 17-year-old included in this study.

  • Median (range); n=10 missing number of female partners in last 12 months; n=74 missing lifetime number of female sexual partners.