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Table 2 Baseline Characteristics

From: Adherence to antiretroviral treatment and associated factors among people living with HIV and AIDS in CHITWAN, Nepal

Characteristics Number Percent
Sex
 Female 134 58.0
 Male 97 42.0
Age group
 18–24 9 3.9
 25–34 50 21.6
 35–44 124 53.7
  > 44 48 20.8
Mean ± SD =38.55 ± 6.84
Religion
 Hindu 184 79.7
 Boudhha 23 10.0
 Christian 22 9.5
 Islam 2 0.9
Educational Status
 Illiterate 77 33.4
 Primary B 117 50.6
 Secondary C 37 16.0
Marital status
 Married 152 65.8
 Widowed 62 26.8
 Unmarried 15 6.5
 Divorced/ Separated 2 0.9
Family type
 Nuclear 130 56.3
 Joint 101 43.7
Disclosure status (n = 231)
 Yes 185 80.1
 No 46 19.9
Fear of stigma   
 No 122 52.8
 Yes 109 47.2
Alcohol habit
 YesA 43 18.6
 No 188 81.4
Smoking habit
 YesB 23 10.0
 No 208 90.0
Duration of being HIV infected
  < 1 year 29 12.6
 1–3 year 18 7.8
  > 3 years 184 79.7
Duration of being enrolled in ART
  < 1 year 43 18.6
 1–3 year 19 8.2
  > 3 years 16 73.2
Side Effects   
 No 184 79.7
 Yes 47 20.3
  1. Educational status: B includes Primary, lower secondary C includes secondary, higher secondary Alcohol habit: A includes Once a month, 2–3 times a month, Once or twice a week, 3–4 times a week, Nearly every day, daily. Smoking habit: B includes Never, 1–2 smoke per day, 3–4 smoke per day, 5–6 smoke per day, more than 6 smokes per day