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Table 2 Descriptive statistics among PLWH in Guangzhou, China (n = 411)

From: A structural equation model of perceived and internalized stigma, depression, and suicidal status among people living with HIV/AIDS

Characteristics Total (%) Characteristics Total (%)
Age (years; mean ± SD) 39.0 ± 9.1 Marital status  
Gender   Never married 138 (33.6)
 Male 286 (69.6) Married/cohabited 217 (52.8)
 Female 125 (30.4) Separated/divorced/widowed 56 (13.6)
Ethnicity   Sexual orientation  
 Han 384 (93.4) Heterosexual 280 (68.1)
 Others 27 (6.6) Homosexual/bisexual/uncertain 131 (31.9)
Education   Duration of HIV infection (years, Median (IQR)) 2.7 (1.1, 5.0)
  < High school 224 (54.5) Perceived stigma (Median (IQR)) 17 (14, 19)
 High school 88 (21.4) Internalized stigma (Median (IQR)) 18 (14, 22)
  > High school 99 (24.1) PIS (Median (IQR)) 35 (29, 41)
Suicidal ideation   Low 92 (22.4)
 Yes 124 (29.7) Medium 262 (63.8)
 No 282 (70.3) High 57 (13.9)
Suicidal attempt   Depression (Median (IQR)) 13 (10, 19)
 Yes 37 (9.0) Depressive symptoms  
 No 374 (91.0) Yes 158 (38.4)
Suicidal status   No 253 (61.6)
 Yes 133 (32.4)
 No 273 (67.6)
  1. n Sample size, PIS Perceived and internalized stigma, SD Standard deviation, IQR Interquartile range