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Table 2 Distribution of socio-demographic and health-related variables

From: Depression, suicidality, and alcohol use disorder among people living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

  Male Female Total
Categories Frequency Percent Frequency Percent Frequency Percenta
Age (N = 1174):
 18–25 years 6 .5 34 2.9 40 3.4
 26–35 years 68 5.8 346 29.5 414 35.3
 36–45 years 169 14.4 299 25.5 468 39.9
 46–55 years 111 9.5 78 6.6 189 16.1
 56–65 years 33 2.8 17 1.4 50 4.2
 66–75 years 10 .9 2 .2 12 1.1
  > 75 < 80 1 .1 0 0.0 1 .1
Marital status (N = 1185):
 Married 335 28.3 412 34.8 747 63.1
 Separated 8 .7 62 5.2 70 5.9
 Divorced 4 .3 27 2.3 31 2.6
 Widowed 12 1.0 167 14.1 179 15.1
 Never married 39 3.3 119 10.0 158 13.3
Geopolitical zone of origin (N = 1186):
 North-central 186 15.7 377 31.8 563 47.5
 North-east 22 1.9 40 3.4 62 5.3
 North-west 56 4.7 111 9.4 167 14.1
 South-east 78 6.6 140 11.8 218 18.4
 South-south 39 3.3 90 7.6 129 10.9
 South-west 17 1.4 30 2.5 47 4.0
Religion (N = 1187):
 Christian 321 27.0 659 55.5 980 82.6
 Muslim 75 6.3 128 10.8 203 17.1
 Traditional religion 0 0.0 1 .1 1 .1
 None 1 .1 0 0.0 1 .1
 Others 1 .1 1 .1 2 .2
Highest level of education (N = 1186):
 No education 20 1.7 64 5.4 84 7.1
 Primary education 80 6.7 142 12.0 222 18.7
 Secondary education 142 12.0 299 25.2 441 37.2
 Tertiary education (HND, NCE, OND, BSc, BEd, BA) 133 11.2 265 22.3 398 33.5
 Postgraduate education (MA/MSc/Ph.D.) 23 1.9 18 1.5 41 3.5
Employment status (N = 1186):
 Private sector 66 5.6 98 8.3 164 13.8
 Public sector 124 10.5 159 13.4 283 23.9
 Self-employed 156 13.2 358 30.2 514 43.3
 Unemployed 35 3.0 151 12.7 186 15.7
 Student 3 .3 12 1.0 15 1.3
 Retired 14 1.2 8 .7 22 1.9
 Unable to work 0 0.0 2 .2 2 .2
Estimated monthly household income (N = 1167):
 N19,999 and below 65 5.6 248 21.3 313 26.8
 N20,000 –N49,999 140 12.0 210 18.0 350 30.0
 N50,000 – N79,999 80 6.9 131 11.2 211 18.1
 N80,000 – N119,999 42 3.6 61 5.2 103 8.8
 N120,000 – N499,999 43 3.7 52 4.5 95 8.1
 N500,000 – N999,000 6 .5 2 .2 8 .7
 N1 million and above 2 .2 1 .1 3 .3
 None 15 1.3 69 5.9 84 7.2
Research category (N = 1187):
 Care and monitoring 11 .9 34 2.9 45 3.8
 Started ART on or before Jan. 2015 6 .5 10 .8 16 1.3
 Between August – December 2014 12 1.0 22 1.9 34 2.9
 On or before July 2014 321 27.0 621 52.3 942 79.4
 On second-line drugs 48 4.0 102 8.6 150 12.6
Smoking status (N = 1186):
 Smoker 21 1.8 4 .3 25 2.1
 Ex-smoker 123 10.4 27 2.3 150 12.6
 Never smoker 254 21.4 757 63.8 1011 85.2
Number of years living with HIV (N = 1187):
 20–25 years 4 .3 3 .3 7 .6
 15–19 years 17 1.4 18 1.5 35 3.0
 10–14 years 86 7.2 141 11.9 227 19.5
 5–9 years 149 12.6 365 30.7 514 44.1
 1–4 years 130 11.0 244 20.6 374 32.1
  < 1 year 4 .3 4 .3 8 .7
Don’t know 8 .7 14 1.2 22 1.9
  1. aOnly valid percent reported