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Table 1 Participant characteristics, sources of information, and responses to COVID-19; n = 213 unless otherwise specified

From: Willingness to accept COVID-19 vaccination among people living with HIV in a high HIV prevalence community

Variable Median, [IQR] or n, (%)
Gender
 Female 153 (72)
 Male 60 (28)
Ethnicity
 Black 212 (99.5)
 White 1 (0.5)
Age, years 35 [29–43]
Education level at baselinea
 Primary school or less 13 (6)
 Some high school 100 (47)
 Matric 84 (39)
 Tertiary 16 (8)
Employed at baseline 82 (39)
Ability to take HIV medication
 Very poor, poor, or fair 0
 Good 10 (5)
 Very good 34 (16)
 Excellent 169 (79)
Any barriers to health careb 42 (20)
Any competing needs at baseline 27 (13)
Distance to clinic, kilometers
  < 5 108 (51)
 5–10 64 (30)
  > 10 40 (19)
 Unknown 1 (0.5)
Years since initiation of ART at time of COVID-19 interview, n = 206 2 [1–4]
Chronic conditions - any one or more of: hypertension, diabetes, asthma 7 (3)
Sources of information on COVID-19c
 Radio 158 (74)
 Television 156 (73)
 Clinic materials/staff 46 (22)
 Social media 28 (13)
 At work 24 (11)
  Friends/family 22 (10)
 Newspaper/news website 17 (8)
 Posters 11 (5)
 DOH/Government website 6 (3)
 Other 25 (12)
COVID-19 medical mistrust summary score, n = 144d 9 [6–13]
COVID-19 stigma summary score, n = 207 2 [0–5]
Recommended daily activitiese changed due to COVID-19
 None 43 (20)
 1 activity 39 (18)
  ≥ 2 activities 131 (62)
  1. DOH Department of Health
  2. aAccording to the South Africa National Department of Education, ‘some high school’ refers to having started high school but not completing through Grade 12; tertiary level refers to any type of education pursued beyond the high school level. This includes diplomas, undergraduate and graduate certificates, and associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees
  3. bAny one or more barriers to health care in the categories of service, financial, personal health, logistical, or structural. All other respondents reported no barriers to care
  4. cMultiple answer choices allowed
  5. d69 participants were missing data for one or more component questions of the medical mistrust summary score
  6. eActivities falling within the recommendations of the South Africa National Department of Public Health including physical distancing (avoiding large gatherings, not hugging other people, avoiding people who present with symptoms, avoiding public transport, not going outside), wearing masks, hygiene (washing hands, not touching face, using hand sanitizer frequently)