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Table 1 Characteristics of young African American men who have sex with men participants (N = 25). For Likert scales, 0 was least and 10 was most

From: A triaged real-time alert intervention to improve antiretroviral therapy adherence among young African American men who have sex with men living with HIV: focus group findings

Characteristics N (%)
Duration taking antiretroviral therapy (in years)
 Less than 1 year 3 (12)
 1 to 2 years 7 (28)
 3 to 5 years 7 (28)
 More than 5 years 8 (32)
Employment status
 Full-time 5 (20)
 Part-time 4 (16)
 Unemployed 12 (48)
 Other 4 (16)
Highest level of education
 10th grade or less 0 (0)
 11th grade 3 (12)
 12th grade 3 (12)
 More than high school 18 (72)
 Unknown 1 (4)
Self-reported ability to read
 Excellent 19 (76)
 Good 4 (16)
 Fair 2 (8)
 Poor 0 (0)
Relationship status
 Single 12 (48)
 Partnered 11 (44)
 Married 1 (4)
 Other 1 (4)
Has a close personal contact that currently helps remember to take medication
 Yes 13 (52)
 No 12 (48)
Ever used the following drugsa
 Marijuana 9 (36)
 Heroin 4 (16)
 Cocaine 5 (20)
 Meth or amphetamines 5 (20)
 Inhalants 4 (16)
Used the following drugs within the past 6 monthsa
 Marijuana 10 (40)
 Heroin 0 (0)
 Cocaine 5 (20)
 Meth or amphetamines 0 (0)
 Inhalants 0 (0)
How many days per week alcohol is drunkb
 0 12 (48)
 1–2 6 (24)
 3–4 3 (13)
 5 or more 3 (13)
Generally, how would you rank the communication between your healthcare provider and yourself? (Likert scale, median 9.5)c
 0–4 1 (4)
 5–7 7 (29)
 8–10 16 (67)
How comfortable are you that you generally know what you need to know about your HIV medication? (Likert scale, median 9.0)c
 0–4 0 (0)
 5–7 6 (25)
 8–10 (75)
How comfortable are you that you generally know about the possible side effects of your HIV medication? (Likert scale, median 8.5)c
 0–4 3 (13)
 5–7 7 (29)
 8–10 14 (58)
  1. aNot mutually exclusive
  2. bFor those who drink, the median number of drinks per day was 4 (range 1–5)
  3. cN = 24