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Table 4 Basic class structure: Three latent-class model of stigmatizing attitudes towards PLHIV, (n = 1764)

From: Community patterns of stigma towards persons living with HIV: A population-based latent class analysis from rural Vietnam

  Latent class
Assigned label 1
Less stigmatizing
2
Ambivalent
3
Highly stigmatizing
Probability of membership 0.43 0.19 0.38
Conditional probability of a stigmatizing response*
  1
least stigma
2
not sure/
don't know
3
most stigma
1
least stigma
2
not sure/
don't know
3
most stigma
1
least stigma
2
not sure/
don't know
3
most stigma
1. PLHIV should be isolated 0.74 0.05 0.21 0.16 0.24 0.60 0.19 0.02 0.79
2. I would be ashamed if someone in my family had HIV 0.21 0.19 0.60 < 0.01 0.49 0.51 0.02 0.07 0.90
3. PLHIV are promiscuous 0.13 0.23 0.64 0.02 0.46 0.53 0.05 0.16 0.79
4. PLHIV should feel ashamed 0.32 0.17 0.51 0.02 0.43 0.55 0.09 0.05 0.85
5. I would like to be friends with someone with HIV 0.51 0.21 0.28 < 0.01 0.38 0.62 0.01 0.03 0.95
6. I would share a meal with someone with HIV 0.81 0.07 0.13 0.22 0.49 0.29 0.08 0.04 0.88
7. It is safe for children to play with PLHIV 0.35 0.15 0.49 0.03 0.18 0.79 0.08 0.03 0.89
8. A student with HIV who is not sick should be allowed to continue school 0.91 0.04 0.05 0.46 0.44 0.09 0.40 0.24 0.36
  1. * Recoded from original yes or no answers so that the least stigmatizing response is 1 and the most stigmatizing response is 3.
  2. Note: Bolding denotes the most frequent responses within the class to each statement. Responses may not total 1.0 due to rounding.