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Table 2 Characteristics of 120 caregivers of children living HIV with included in quantitative component of the study

From: “What will my child think of me if he hears I gave him HIV?”: a sequential, explanatory, mixed-methods approach on the predictors and experience of caregivers on disclosure of HIV status to infected children in Gombe, Northeast Nigeria

VariableCharacteristicsFrequency (n)Percentage (%)
Educational levelNone1815
Relationship with ChildBiological parent9377.5
Other family member2722.5
Caregiver’s HIV statusPositive9478.3
Opinion about telling a child his/her HIV statusAgree to disclose9377.5
Disagree to disclose2722.5
Opinion on benefits of telling a child his/her HIV statusNo benefits1714.2
There are benefits10385.8
Opinion about appropriate age of disclosureSchool age54.2
Early adolescence3125.8
Mid adolescence5344.2
Late Adolescence3125.8
  1. Values presented as mean (SD), unless otherwise indicated, n (%) = Frequency (percentage)
  2. School age (6–9 years), Early adolescence (10–13 years), Middle adolescence (14–16 years), Late adolescence (17–18 years) as described by Cromber et al. [17]
  3. ¶Others: Sister, Brother, Neighbour, Step-mother, Guardian, and unknown person