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Table 3 Medians and IQR for the scales used to assess participant’s stigma, and Beliefs about Medicines (BMQ) comparing non-adherent with adherent

From: The association between ethnicity, stigma, beliefs about medicines and adherence in people living with HIV in a rural area in Indonesia

Variable Lowest-Highest obtainable score Non-adherence Median (IQR) Adherence Median (IQR) Mann-Whitney U test
Stigma Scale
 Distancing Median (IQR) 4.0–16.0 9.0 (6.0–11.5) 8.0 (4.0–11.0) 0.03
 Blaming Median (IQR) 4.0–16.0 9.0 (6.0–10.5) 7.0 (5.0–10.0) 0.03
 Discrimination Median (IQR) 5.0–20.0 11.0 (8.0–13.5) 10.0 (7.0–13.0) 0.24
 Total Stigma 13.0–52.0 27.0 (20.0–35.0) 25.0 (19.0–34.0)  
BMQ Scale
 Necessity Median (IQR) 5.0–25.0 18.0 (16.0–20.0) 18.0 (16.0–20.0) 0.62
 Concern Median (IQR) 5.0–25.0 16.0 (14.0–19.0) 16.0 (14.0–18.0) 0.05
 Overuse Median (IQR) 4.0–20.0 12.0 (10.0–14.0) 12.0 (10.0–14.0) 0.48
 Harm Median (IQR) 4.0–20.0 10.0 (8.0–12.0) 9.0 (8.0–11.0) 0.06
 Total BMQ 18.0–90.0 57.0 (52.0–62.0) 55.0 (50.0–60.0)  
  1. *IQR Inter Quartile Range