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Table 3 Bivariate analysis of suicidal status 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 (n) Total (%) Suicidal status (%) P-value
Yes No
Sample size 411 133 (32.4) 273 (67.6)
Age (years; mean ± SD) 39.0 ± 9.1 38.2 ± 9.1 39.4 ± 9.1 0.23a
Gender     0.03*b
 Male 286 (69.6) 102 (35.7) 184 (64.3)
 Female 125 (30.4) 31 (24.8) 94 (75.2)
Ethnicity     0.59b
 Han 384 (93.4) 123 (32.0) 261 (68.0)
 Others 27 (6.6) 10 (37.0) 17 (63.0)
Education     0.63b
  < High school 224 (54.5) 68 (30.4) 156 (69.6)
 High school 88 (21.4) 31 (35.2) 57 (64.8)
  > High school 99 (24.1) 34 (34.3) 65 (65.7)
Marital status     0.40c
 Never married 138 (33.6) 50 (36.2) 88 (67.8)
 Married/cohabited 217 (52.8) 64 (29.5) 153 (70.5)
 Separated/divorced/widowed 56 (13.6) 19 (33.9) 37 (66.1)
Sexual orientation     < 0.01**c
 Heterosexual 280 (68.1) 78 (27.9) 202 (72.1)
 Homosexual/bisexual/uncertain 131 (31.9) 55 (42.0) 76 (58.0)
Duration of HIV infection (years; Median (IQR)) 2.7 (1.1, 5.0) 2.2 (0.9, 4.7) 2.8 (1.1, 5.0) 0.27d
Perceived stigma (Median (IQR)) 17 (14, 19) 18 (16, 21) 17 (13, 19) < 0.01**d
Internalized stigma (Median (IQR)) 18 (14, 22) 21 (18, 24) 17 (13, 21) < 0.01**d
PIS (Median (IQR)) 35 (29, 41) 39 (33, 42) 33 (28, 39) < 0.01**d
Depression (Median (IQR)) 13 (10, 19) 17 (12, 23) 12 (9, 17) < 0.01**d
  1. n Sample size, PIS Perceived and internalized stigma, SD Standard deviation, IQR Interquartile range
  2. *: p < 0.05; **: p < 0.01
  3. aIndependent-samples t test
  4. bChi-square test
  5. cFisher’s exact test
  6. dWilcoxon rank-sum test