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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of study participants (N = 106)

From: Primary caregivers, healthcare workers, teachers and community leaders’ perceptions and experiences of their involvement, practice and challenges of disclosure of HIV status to children living with HIV in Malawi: a qualitative study

Characteristic n (%)
Primary caregivers n = 42
Primary caregiver’s Age
 Age range in years (Mean) 18–69 (M = 44)
Age of the primary caregiver’s child
 Age range in years (Mean) 6–12 (M = 10)
Sex
 Male 8 (19)
 Female 34 (81)
Relationship to the child
 Biological mother 24 (57)
 Biological father 7 (17)
 Grandparent 8 (19)
 Others 3 (7)
Education level
 No education 12 (29)
 Primary 21 (50)
 Secondary 5 (12)
 College/ university 4 (9)
Occupational status
 No employment 8 (19)
 Farming 19 (45)
 Self-employment 9 (22)
 Employment 6 (14)
Healthcare workers n = 7
Age
 Age range in years (Mean) 32–52 (41)
 Male 2 (29)
 Female 5 (71)
Professional group
 Registered nurse 2 (29)
 Nurse technician 3 (43)
 Counsellors 1 (14)
 Clinician 1 (14)
Working experience in ART clinic
 Range in years (Mean) 1–7 (M = 3)
Characteristic n (%)
Teachers n = 45
Age
 Age range in years (Mean) 31–48 (M = 37)
Sex
 Male 12 (27)
 Female 33 (73)
Level of grade teaching
 Grade 1–3 16 (36)
 Grade 4–6 19 (42)
 Grade 7–8 10 (22)
Teaching experience
 Range in years (Mean) 3–16 (M = 7)
Community leaders n = 7
Age
 Age range in years (Mean) 41–53 (M = 46)
Sex
 Male 5 (71)
 Female 2 (29)
Type of community leader
 Community based organisation 5 (71)
 Traditional leaders 2 (29)
Adolescents living with HIV n = 5
Age
 Age range in years (Mean) 13–18 (M = 15)
Sex
 Male 1 (20)
 Female 4 (80)
Education level
 No education 1 (20)
 Primary 2 (40)
 Secondary 2 (40)
Duration since HIV disclosure
 Range in years (Mean) 1–3 (M = 2)