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Table 1 Demographic and medical characteristics of the sample

From: Stigmas, symptom severity and perceived social support predict quality of life for PLHIV in urban Indian context

  Mean SD Range
Age (years) 33.12 7.16 18–68
Household monthly income (Rupees)* 4548.18 6674.39 0–150,000
  N % HRQoL M (SD)
Gender
 Male 396 41.2 84.82 (17.29)
 Female 534 55.6 82.94 (17.01)
 Hijra 31 3.2 84.50 (20.39)
Female
 Sex worker 208 39.0 82.55 (16.27)
 Not sex worker 326 61.0 83.20 (17.49)
Male/Hijra
 Have sex with men 68 15.9 83.71 (16.92)
 Not have sex with men 359 84.1 86.24 (15.03)
Site*
 Bangalore 511 53.2 87.06 (15.29)
 Mumbai 450 46.8 79.29 (18.73)
Religion
 Hindu 777 80.9 84.46 (16.83)
 Muslim 98 10.2 79.10 (19.07)
 Christian 51 5.3 83.61 (18.53)
 Buddhist 30 3.1 78.49 (17.27)
 Other 5 .5 96.70 (16.94)
Marital status*
 Never married/singlea 154 16.0 88.28 (17.45)
 Currently marriedb 430 44.7 83.27 (17.67)
 Divorced/separateda,b 57 5.9 84.36 (16.60)
 Widow/widowerb 255 26.5 82.80 (16.32)
 Desertedb 64 6.7 80.52 (16.92)
Children*
 No 256 26.6 87.03 (16.69)
 Yes 705 73.4 82.62 (17.31)
Educational level*
 Nonea 245 25.5 79.57 (16.80)
 7 years or lessa,b 249 25.9 82.22 (17.93)
 8–10 yearsb,c 331 34.4 86.35 (16.82)
 More than 10 yearsc 134 13.9 87.74 (16.00)
Currently employed*
 Yes 743 77.3 85.05 (16.82)
 No 218 22.7 79.35 (18.02)
Taking ART
 Yes 528 54.9 83.12 (17.49)
 No 433 45.1 84.59 (16.94)
  1. The sample (N = 961) was collected in Bangalore and Mumbai, India, between 2007 and 2009. The asterisk (*) indicates variables with a significant correlation with HRQoL or with significant HRQoL mean differences among categories. For variables with more than two categories, those with a different superscript letter show a significant difference in HRQoL mean
  2. HRQoL health-related quality of life, M mean, SD standard deviation, N number of participants, % percentage of participants, ART antiretroviral treatment