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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of participants enrolled.

From: Peer support and improved quality of life among persons living with HIV on antiretroviral treatment: A randomised controlled trial from north-eastern Vietnam

Characteristics Intervention (n = 119)
%
Control (n = 109)
%
p-value*
Age (year)    
 ≤ 35 65.5 73.4 0.119
 > 35 34.5 26.6  
Sex    
 Male 65.5 70.6 0.410
 Female 34.5 29.4  
Education    
 Secondary or less 45.4 52.3 0.297
 High school or higher 54.6 47.7  
Occupations    
 Unemployed 16 23.9 0.135
 Employed 84 76.1  
Marital status    
 Widow 12.6 15.6 0.490
 Single 31.1 27.5  
 Divorced/separated 13.4 8.3  
 Married 42.9 48.6  
Income/month (USD)    
 ≤ 30 USD 22 32.1 0.072
 > 30 USD 78 67.9  
Having children    
 Yes 48.7 54.1 0.416
 No 51.3 45.9  
Other PLHIV in family    
 Yes 39.5 38.5 0.882
 No 60.5 61.5  
Someone in family died of AIDS    
 Yes 26.9 20.2 0.234
 No 73.1 79.8  
Reported mode of HIV infection    
 Having sex 52.1 52.8 0.320
 IDU 36.1 42.2  
 Do not know 11.8 5.0  
History of IDU    
 Yes 47.1 45.9 0.858
 No 52.9 54.1  
Current IDU    
 Yes 9.2 5.5 0.283
 No 90.8 94.5  
Hepatitis C and/or B co-infection    
 Yes 28.6 22.9 0.332
 No 71.4 71.1  
Clinical staging    
 Stage 1 or 2 47.1 48.6 0.813
 Stage 3 or 4 52.9 51.4  
  1. *: Chi-square test in proportions comparison.