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Table 3 Health beliefs of guardians

From: Concerns about covert HIV testing are associated with delayed presentation of suspected malaria in Ethiopian children: a cross-sectional study

  Total Home location  
  (%) Urban Rural p value*
Has opinion that HIV testing is done for all people who give blood for malaria testing at heath facility     
 Yes 423 (51) 226 (48) 197 (55) 0.17
 No 351 (42) 208 (44) 143 (40)  
 Do not know 56 (7) 35 (7) 21 (6)  
Confidence that HIV testing is done on blood given for malaria testing     
 Not at all/little sure 370 (45) 219 (47) 151 (42) 0.18
 Somewhat sure 129 (16) 62 (13) 67 (19)  
 Very/completely sure 295 (36) 168 (36) 127 (35)  
 Do not know 36 (4) 20 (4) 16 (4)  
Aware of person in community who did not attend health facility for malaria testing due to fear of HIV test     
 Yes 353 (43) 194 (41) 159 (44) 0.23
 No 371 (45) 207 (44) 164 (45)  
 Do not know 106 (13) 68 (14) 38 (11)  
Do you think that the fear of HIV testing is the reason for the delay in people seeking an early diagnosis of malaria at health facility?     
 Yes 242 (29) 160 (34) 82 (23) <0.001
 No 386 (47) 192 (41) 194 (54)  
 Do not know 202 (24) 117 (25) 85 (24)  
  1. *Chi-squared test.