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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of sample

From: An exploratory survey measuring stigma and discrimination experienced by people living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa: the People Living with HIV Stigma Index

Variable Category Number (%) N=486
Province Gauteng 252 (51.9)
  Limpopo 154 (31.7)
  North West 54 (11.1)
  Mpumalanga 28 (5.3)
Gender Male 125 (26.7)
  Female 356 (73.3)
Age group (years) 15–24 30 (6.17)
  25–39 285 (58.6)
  40–49 123 (25.3)
  ≥50 45 (9.3)
Years living with HIV <1 110 (22.6)
  1–4 215 (44.2)
  5–9 118 (24.3)
  ≥10 34 (7.0)
Education No formal education 17 (3.5)
  Primary school 73 (15)
  Secondary school 312 (64.2)
  Technical College/University 80 (16.5)
Household income ≤R1000 171 (35.2)
  R1001-R3000 143 (29.4)
  R3001-R5000 55 (11.3)
  R5001-R10000 30 (6.2)
  ≥R10001 19 (3.9)