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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the participants

From: Theorizing the complexity of HIV disclosure in vulnerable populations: a grounded theory study

Participants n <  33 years >  33 years Male Female Literate Illiterate Higher Castea Lower Castea
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
People living with HIV 23 8 (34.8) 15 (65.2) 10 (43.5) 13 (56.5) 11 (47.8) 12 (52.2) 11 (47.8) 12 (52.2)
Health workers 8 7 (87.5) 1 (12.5) 5 (62.5) 3 (37.5) 8 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 8 (100.0) 0 (0.0)
Family/community members 6 4 (66.7) 2 (33.3) 5 (83.3) 1 (16.7) 5 (83.3) 1 (16.7) 4 (66.7) 2 (33.3)
  1. aCaste is a socially constructed stratum and is ascribed by birth. It affects food practices, occupations, culture, marriage and family life. People who belonged to lower caste are generally considered less privileged
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