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Table 1 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of Youths aged 15–24 years receiving ART Care (N-102)

From: Retention in HIV care and associated factors among youths aged 15–24 years in rural southwestern Uganda

Characteristics Categories n (%) Retention in HIV care P-value
Yes n (%) No n (%)
Age (years) 15–19 years 26 (25.5) 18 (69.2) 8 (30.8) 0.66
20–24 years 76 (74.5) 49 (64.5) 27 (35.5)
Sex Female 79 (77.5) 47 (59.5) 32 (40.5) 0.01
Male 23 (22.5) 20 (87.0) 3 (13.0)
Marital status Married 37 (36.3) 28 (75.7) 9 (24.3) 0.11
Unmarried 65 (63.7) 39 (60.0) 26 (40.0)
Level of education None 17 (16.7) 11 (64.7) 6 (35.3) 0.99
Primary 71 (69.6) 47 (66.2) 24 (33.8)
Secondary 14 (13.7) 9 (64.3) 5 (35.7)
Geographical location Kabuyanda SC 49 (48.0) 33 (67.3) 16 (32.7) 0.49
Kabuyanda TC 15 (14.7) 12 (80.0) 3 (20.0)
Kikagati SC 26 (25.5) 15 (57.7) 11 (42.3)
Other 12 (11.8) 7 (58.3) 5 (41.7)
HIV status Disclosure No 17 (16.7) 9 (52.9) 8 (47.1) 0.23
Yes 85 (83.3) 58 (68.2) 27 (31.8)
Perinatally acquired HIV Yes 19 (18.6) 17 (89.5) 2 (10.5) 0.02
No 83 (81.4) 50 (60.2) 33 (39.8)
Total stigma score Mild/Moderate 42 (41.2) 29 (68.3) 13 (31.7) 0.14
Severe 60 (58.8) 38(63.3) 22(36.7)
Personalized stigma Mild/Moderate 50 (49.1) 30(60.0) 20(40.0) 0.24
Severe 52 (51) 37(71.2) 15(28.8)
Disclosure concerns Moderate 29 (28.4) 20(69.0) 9(31.0) 0.66
Severe 73 (71.6) 47(64.4) 26(35.6)
Negative self-image Moderate 53 (52) 36 (67.9) 17(32.1) 0.62
Severe 49 (48) 31(63.3) 18(36.7)
Public attitudes Moderate 38 (37.3) 24 (63.2) 14 (36.8) 0.68
Severe 64 (62.7) 43 (67.2) 21(32.8)
  1. Legend: ART Anti retroviral therapy, HIV Human immunodeficiency virus, TC Town Council, SC Sub-county