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Table 2 Demographic, epidemiologic and behavioral features for the nine South African provinces

From: Efficient and equitable HIV prevention: A case study of male circumcision in South Africa

 Province Male adult population* Adult HIV prevalence (%) Condom use (%) Adult men** circumcised (%)
Eastern Cape 1,294,014 15.2 70.0 43.8
Northern Cape 214,101 9.0 52.6 34.1
Western Cape 1,079,799 5.3 49.0 67.5
Free State 725,409 18.5 64.8 70.7
Gauteng 2,338,685 15.2 57.6 25.2
KwaZulu-Natal 1,994,776 25.8 66.2 26.8
Limpopo 986,827 13.7 68.0 47.5
Mpumalanga 708,304 23.1 70.2 36.3
North West 882,147 17.7 62.0 32.8
  1. * Adapted from [37] with an annual population growth rate of 2% since 1996.
  2. ** 15–59 years of age.
  3. Source: Shisana et al. (2009) [36]; South Africa Demographic and Health Survey 2003 [38].