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Table 1 Caregiving-type-stratified characteristics of persons caring for orphans and abandoned children who comprise the POFO cohort

From: Prevalence and predictors of HIV-related stigma among institutional- and community-based caregivers of orphans and vulnerable children living in five less-wealthy countries

  Mean (SD) or n (%)  
Characteristic Community caregivers Institution caregivers Missing
N 1480 192  
Age, years (range: 11-89) 41.7 (13.5) 35.3 (11.1) 246
Female gender 1147 (84.6%) 146 (77.3%) 158
Years of education    240
   0 323 (24.8%) 3 (1.6%)  
   1-6 374 (28.7%) 20 (10.8%)  
   7-12 552 (42.4%) 101 (54.6%)  
   13 or more 53 (4.1%) 61 (33.0%)  
Marital status    20
   Never married 85 (5.8%) 80 (42.8%)  
   Currently married 388 (26.4%) 63 (33.7%)  
   Widowed 898 (61.1%) 28 (15.0%)  
   Other 99 (6.7%) 16 (8.6%)  
Number of years as caregiver N/A 4.4 (7.0) 12
Any earned income* 1039 (71.0%) 53 (30.5%) 40
Caregiver health status    45
   Very good 126 (8.7%) 55 (31.1%)  
   Good 552 (37.9%) 77 (43.5%)  
   Fair 486 (33.4%) 38 (21.5%)  
   Poor 258 (17.7%) 7 (4.0%)  
   Very poor 35 (2.4%) 0 (0.0%)  
Would care for relative with HIV    80
   Yes 934 (65.5%) 142 (83.5%)  
   No 369 (25.9%) 21 (12.4%)  
   Don't know 123 (8.6%) 7 (4.1%)  
Would allow child to play with HIV+ child    76
   Yes 921 (64.4%) 137 (81.1%)  
   No 408 (25.5%) 26 (15.4%)  
   Don't know 101 (7.1%) 6 (3.6)  
  1. * For institutional caregivers: Any earned income outside institution