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Table 1 Distribution of Socio demographic variables by gender

From: Association between stigma, depression and quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA) in South India – a community based cross sectional study

Variables Male n=188 Female n=212 Total P-Value
  N % N % N %  
Age
< = 30 55 29.3 46 21.7 101 25.2 0.027
31–40 91 48.4 131 61.8 222 55.5  
> = 41 42 22.3 35 16.5 77 19.2  
Education
Non- literate 21 11.2 37 17.5 58 14.5 0.008
Primary/secondary 23 12.2 43 20.3 66 16.5  
High School & above 144 76.6 132 62.3 276 69.0  
Marital Status
Unmarried 64 34.0 12 5.7 76 19.0 0.000
Married 98 52.1 87 41.0 185 46.2  
Sep/Widowed 26 13.8 113 53.3 139 34.8  
Living with Whom
Alone 34 18.1 18 8.5 52 13.0 0.000
Parents 48 25.5 14 6.6 62 15.5  
With Spouse & or children 89 47.3 151 71.2 240 60.0  
Others 17 9.0 29 13.7 46 11.5  
Employment
Employed 171 91.0 155 73.1 326 81.5 0.000
Unemployed/Housewife/retired 17 9.0 57 26.9 74 18.5  
Occupation
Casual Labourer 50 26.6 36 17.0 86 21.5 0.000
Agriculture 20 10.6 14 6.6 34 8.5  
Skilled and semiskilled 55 29.3 22 10.4 77 19.2  
Sex work 6 3.2 34 16.0 40 10.0  
Others 57 30.3 106 50.0 163 40.8  
Income
< = 2000 40 23.4 66 42.6 106 32.5 0.001
2000–3000 78 45.6 60 38.7 138 42.3  
3001 + 53 31.0 29 18.7 82 25.2  
Alcohol
Every day or 2-3 times in a week 18 9.6 11 5.2 29 7.2 0.000
At least once in week 22 11.7 7 3.3 29 7.2  
Did not drink in the last 4 week 51 27.1 19 9.0 70 17.5  
Never 97 51.6 175 82.5 272 68.0  
Access to Care: ART centres
Yes 138 73.4 149 70.3 287 71.8 0.489
No 50 26.6 63 29.7 113 28.2  
Drop in centres
Yes 52 27.7 52 24.5 104 26.0 0.476
No 136 72.3 160 75.5 296 74.0  
Comprehensive continuum of HIV care
Yes 46 24.5 56 26.4 102 25.5 0.656
No 142 75.5 156 73.6 298 74.5