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Table 1 HSV-2 seropositivity by select demographic and behavioural factors at baseline

From: Predictors of incident herpes simplex virus type 2 infections in young women at risk for unintended pregnancy in San Francisco

Risk Factors   Total (%) HSV-2 seropositivity P value
    n %  
Total   2104 (100) 170 8.1  
Race
  White 647 (30.8) 42 6.5 <0.0001
  Latina 419 (19.9) 43 10.3  
  Black 312 (14.8) 42 13.5  
  API 467 (22.2) 20 4.3  
  Multi/Other 259 (12.3) 23 8.9  
Age
  15–19 959 (45.6) 52 5.4 <0.0001
  20–24 1145 (54.4) 118 10.3  
Age at first sexual intercourse
  >15 years 1214 (57.7) 84 6.9 0.023
  ≤ 15 years 890 (42.3) 86 9.7  
Ever pregnant
  No 1425 (67.7) 90 6.3 < 0.0001
  Yes 679 (32.3) 80 11.8  
Ever diagnosed with an STI (N = 2101)
  No 1621 (78.5) 102 6.3 < 0.0001
  Yes 445 (21.5) 68 15.3  
Number of partners in last 6 months
  1 partner 1514 (72.0) 114 7.5 0.138
  ≥ 2 partners 590 (28.0) 56 9.5  
Reason for visit
  OCPs 516 (24.5) 41 8.0 0.100
  Pregnancy Test 125 (5.9) 8 6.4  
  STI/HIV Test 250 (11.9) 31 12.4  
  Annual/Pap 496 (23.6) 40 8.1  
  Othera 710 (33.7) 50 6.8  
  1. HSV-2, herpes simplex virus type 2; API, Asian or Pacific Islander; OCP, oral contraceptive pill; STI, sexually transmitted infection; HIV, Human Immunodeficiency Virus; Pap, Papinikolaou smear.
  2. a Other reasons for visit included: colposcopy, miscellaneous reproductive health needs, other health complaints, no reason given, or no appointment at enrolment.