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Table 3 Percent of respondents reporting risk behaviours by gender in three DHS surveys using face-to-face interviews and the ACASI administered Cape Town Sexual Behaviour Survey

From: Evaluating audio computer assisted self-interviews in urban south African communities: evidence for good suitability and reduced social desirability bias of a cross-sectional survey on sexual behaviour

Survey Interview mode Sexual behavior characteristics
> 2 Partners in past year > 2 Lifetime partners Had a concurrent partnership
Male (%) Female (%) PR Male (%) Female (%) PR Male (%) Female (%) PR
Cape Town Sexual Behavior Survey ACASI 35.8 10.4 3.4 71.4 61.6 1.2 41.5 15.7 2.6
Lesotho DHS FTFI 7.4 0.7 10.6 63.1 NA* NA* 17.7 NA* NA*
Swaziland DHS FTFI 2.0 0.1 20.0 67.9 32.8 2.1 12.3 0.8 15.4
Zimbabwe DHS FTFI 2.2 0.1 22.0 60.9 12.5 4.9 7.9 0.7 11.3
  1. PR, male–female prevalence ratio.
  2. ACASI, Audio Computer-Assited Self-Interviewing.
  3. FTFI, Face-to-Face Interviewing.
  4. * The DHS did not report prevalences for these female behaviors and therefore, the PR could not be calculated.