Table 1

Data collection phases
Dcixata collection phase Data collection method Participants Number of participants Age range Sampling procedure Inclusion criteria Data collector
I Focus Group Discussion 1 Young women 10 16-21 years old Purposive Resident in the study community, reporting multiple sexual partnering Lead author (aged 27) and 1 female research assistant aged 23, both Black and Xhosa speaking
I Focus Group Discussion 2 Young women 10 16-18 years old Purposive Resident in the study community, reporting monogamy Lead author (aged 27) and 1 female research assistant aged 23, both Black and Xhosa speaking
II Focus Group Discussion 3 Young women 8 16-24 years old Purposive Resident in the study community, reporting current sexual activity Lead author (aged 27) and 1 female research assistant aged 23, both Black and Xhosa speaking
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Focus Group

Discussion 4

Young women 8 16-24 years old Purposive Resident in the study community, reporting current sexual activity Lead author (aged 27) and 1 female research assistant aged 23, both Black and Xhosa speaking
III Focus Group Discussion 5 Men 6 23-32 years old Purposive Aged 20+ 2 male research assistants aged 25 and 32 respectively, both Black and Xhosa speaking
III Individual Interviews 1-6 Men and women 6 36years and older Purposive Resident in the study community, aged ≥ 16 years in the late 1980’s 3 female research assistants aged 34, 36 and 40 respectively, all Black and Xhosa speaking

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Zembe et al. Globalization and Health 2013 9:28   doi:10.1186/1744-8603-9-28

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