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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics and reported good/ excellent self-rated health (SRH) among HIV positive participants 15 years and older

From: Determinants of excellent/good self-rated health among HIV positive individuals in South Africa: evidence from a 2012 nationally representative household survey

Variables Total Reported good/excellent SRH
Sex n % na % 95% CI p-value*
 Male 819 37.1 810 71.0 66.5–76.0 0.824
 Female 1813 62.9 1790 71.7 68.5–74.9  
Age in years
 15–24 399 12.5 394 88.4 84.0–91.7 < 0.001
 25–34 926 39.4 916 77.0 72.5,80.9  
 35–44 693 30.9 686 65.3 59.4,70.8  
 45–54 393 12.5 386 59.3 51.2,66.9  
 55+ 221 4.8 218 52.4 44.1,60.6  
Race groups
 Black African 2398 97.3 2368 71.9 68.9–74.7 0.008
 Other 234 2.7 232 56.1 43.3–68.1  
Employment status
 No 1574 63.6 1563 68.9 65.2–72.5 0.029
 Yes 916 36.4 907 75.2 70.4–79.5  
Asset based SESb
 1st Quintile 923 35.4 917 69.4 64.8–73.6 0.079
 2nd Quintile 842 33.3 827 74.3 69.4–78.7  
 3rd Quintile 524 22.2 516 72.7 67.2–77.5  
 4th Quintile 231 7.6 230 63.5 51.8–73.8  
 5th Quintile 83 1.5 83 85.9 73.2–93.2  
Locality Type
 Urban formal 907 37.3 892 71.6 66.1–77.1 0.895
 Urban informal 527 12.7 522 69.4 64.4–74.0  
 Rural informal 854 44.9 848 71.5 67.4–75.9  
 Rural formal 344 5.1 338 74.4 60.8–84.4  
  1. aTotals do not add to overall total due to non-response and /or  missing data; bQuintiles 1–5 represent a continuum of household socio-economic status (SES) from the most poor to the least poor; *Significant at p < 0.05