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Table 2 Life style and health-related 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
Alcohol use risk scoreb n % na % 95% CI p-value*
Abstainers 1662 71.3 1659 73 69.6–76.1 0.744
Low risk drinkers (1–7) 451 19.5 449 71.9 64.9–78.1  
High risk drinkers (8–19) 193 7.5 193 72.3 60.6–81.6  
Hazardous drinkers (20+) 34 1.7 34 60.3 34.1–81.7  
Recreational drug use
 No 2387 95.1 2381 72.2 69.2,74.9 0.321
 Yes 123 4.9 123 65.6 50.9–77.8  
Do you do any vigorous intensity sport?
 No 628 24.5 627 76.6 71.1–81.3 0.030
 Yes 1971 75.5 1966 69.7 66.2–73.0  
Do you do any moderate intensity sport?
 No 503 20.6 503 79.6 73.3–84.7 0.004
 Yes 2097 79.4 2091 69.3 66.0–72.5  
When was the time you went to see a health personnel?
 Within the past six months 1475 56.1 1473 61.6 57.4–65.6 < 0.001
 More than six months but not more than a year ago 407 15.5 406 84.7 79.6–88.6  
 More than one year ago 601 23.7 600 85.2 81.1–88.6  
 Never 110 4.7 109 77.5 58.6–89.3  
Where do you usually obtain health care?
 Public sector 2146 85.6 2141 71.2 68.0,74.2 0.776
 Private sector 343 14.4 343 72.5 63.7,79.8  
In the past 12 months, have you been hospitalized for any illness?
 No 258 10 257 54.8 46.7,62.7 < 0.001
 Yes 2345 90 2339 73.5 70.4,76.4  
HIV status awareness and treatment
 Not aware of HIV status 1276 50.3 1272 71.9 67.8,75.7 0.009
 Aware of HIV status and not on ARVs 824 31.9 821 75.1 70.3–79.4  
 Aware of HIV status and on ARVs 463 17.8 462 63.1 56.2–69.5  
  1. aTotals do not add to overall total due to non-response and /or missing data; bRisk score based on a questionnaire for Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT); * Significant at p < 0.05