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Table 1 Participant characteristics, n = 450

From: Correlates of health-related quality of life among adults receiving combination antiretroviral therapy in coastal Kenya

Sociodemographic Mean/N SD/%
Age – years, mean, SD 42.7 9.7
Sex – Female 356 79.1%
Marital status
Never married 57 12.7%
Married/cohabiting 196 43.6%
Separated/Divorced/Widowed 197 43.8%
Education
None 123 27.3%
Primary 239 53.1%
Secondary 66 14.7%
Tertiary 22 4.9%
Employment
Unemployed/student 269 59.8%
Formally employed 53 11.8%
Self-employed 117 26.0%
Other 11 2.4%
Currently living with
Alone 69 15.3%
Family 371 82.4%
Relative/friend 10 2.2%
Asset index score a – mean, SD 1.2 1.4
Health characteristics
Currently smoking – Yes, missing = 1 44 9.8%
Current use of khat – Yes 20 4.4%
Current alcohol use – Yes, missing = 1 51 11.4%
Any current chronic illness? -Yes 37 8.2%
Clinical characteristics
BMI – kg/m2, mean SD, missing = 4 22.4 4.8
2nd line cART regimen, missing = 4 21 4.7%
Viral load > 1000copies/mL, missing = 145 40 13.1%
WHO clinical stage, missing = 5
Stage 1 417 93.7%
Stage 2 22 4.9%
Stage 3 3 0.7%
Stage 4 3 0.7%
 Months since HIV diagnosis – mean, SD 96.8 50.2
 Months since cART initiation – mean, SD 81.8 47.1
Treatment characteristics
HIV status disclosure – No 27 6.0%
Any current opportunistic infection? - Yes 83 18.4%
Self-reported cART adherence
 High 417 92.7%
 Medium/Low 33 7.3%
Clinic accessibility – No, missing = 2 62 13.8%
Satisfaction with current care – No, missing = 1 19 4.2%
  1. Values are n and % unless otherwise stated
  2. SD standard deviation, a - score range = 0 to 7, cART combination Antiretroviral therapy, BMI body mass index