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Table 1 Distribution of PN and its association with demographic characteristics

From: Prevalence of peripheral neuropathy and its associated demographic and health status characteristics, among people on antiretroviral therapy in Rwanda

   PN n (%) n = 507   
Variable No PN (n = 207) PN (n = 300) p-value All
Age (mean ± SD)   37 (±8.8) 42 (±9.2) <0.001 39.8 (±9.2)
Gender Female 156 (43) 210 (57) 0.402 366 (73)
  Male 51 (37) 87 (63) 138 (27)
Education None 39 (35) 73 (65) 0.002* 112 (22)
  Primary 123 (49) 128 (51) 251 (50)
  > = Secondary 45 (31) 99 (69) 144 (28)
Occupation Public employed 13 (31) 29 (69) <0.001* 42 (8)
  Peasant/Farmer 118 (53) 106 (47) 224 (44)
  Self employed 33 (37) 56 (63) 89 (18)
  Unemployed 43 (28) 109 (72) 152 (30)
Marital status Single 17 (49) 18 (51) 0.003* 35 (7)
  Married 119 (52) 112 (48) 231 (46)
  Divorced/Separated 18 (22) 63 (78) 81 (16)
  Window/Widower 53 (33) 107 (67) 160 (31)
Setting/Residence Urban 58 (22) 200 (78) <0.001* 258 (51)
  Rural 149 (60) 99 (40) 248 (49)
  1. *Denotes significant association, SD = Standard deviation, n = number of participants.