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Table 1 Descriptive statistics overall and for women who ever achieved alignment or never achieved alignment across all menstrual cycles

From: Use of fertility awareness methods as a component of safer conception for women in HIV-serodifferent relationships in Kenya

  Ever alignment Never alignment Overall
(N = 46) (N = 18) (N = 65)
Demographics
 Living with HIV, n (%) 23 (50.0%) 7 (38.9%) 31 (47.7%)
 On ART/PrEP at baseline    
  Virally suppressed (< 400 copies/mL) 15 (65.3%) 6 (54.5%) 21 (67.7%)
  Initiated PrEP 23 (100%) 11 (100%) 34 (100%)
 Age, years, median (IQR) 30.8 (27.9–35.5) 29.2 (26.3–36.0) 30.1 (27.8–35.8)
 Partnership duration, years, median (IQR) 2 (2–3) 2 (1–3) 2 (1–3)
 # prior children with study partner, median (IQR) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1)
 Time known to be discordant, years, median (IQR) 1 (0.5–3) 3 (0.25–5) 1 (0.5–4)
 Drinks alcohol, per month, n (%) 4/242 (1.7%) 0/33 (0%) 4/280 (1.4%)
 Social harma 7/242 (2.9%) 2/33 (0.6%) 10/280 (3.6%)
 STI diagnosisb 6/242 (2.5%) 0/33 (0%) 6/280 (2.1%)
Overall sexual activity
 # condomless sex acts per SMS reports, n (%) 877/6042 (14.5%) 29/865 (3.3%) 906/6929 (13.1%)
 Median (IQR) condomless sex acts 11 (5–23) 1 (0–2) 7 (2–14)
 # condomless sex acts during peak fertility per SMS report, n (%) 225/822 (27.4%) 0/103 (0%) 225/925 (24.3%)
 Median (IQR) condomless sex acts during peak fertility 3 (1–7) 0 (0–0) 2 (0–4)
  1. ART Antiretroviral therapy, IQR interquartile range, PrEP pre-exposure prophylaxis, SMS short message survey, STI sexually transmitted infections
  2. a Social harm refers to verbal, physical, or economic abuse by their study partner
  3. b STI diagnosis refers to trichomonas, gonorrhea, chlamydia tests completed at each visit