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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of 420 participants in the quantitative phase of the study

From: A framework for community ownership of a text messaging programme to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy and client-provider communication: a mixed methods study

Variable Statistic
Age (years): mean (SD) 39.7 (10.28)
Gender &: n (%)  
 Male 299 (71.2)
 Female 118 (28.1)
Level of education: n (%)  
 None 8 (1.9)
 Primary 117 (27.9)
 Secondary 229 (54.5)
 University 66 (15.7)
Occupation: n (%)*  
 Working 284 (67.6)
 Unemployed 101 (24.0)
 Retired 16 (3.8)
 Student 15 (3.6)
Marital status: n (%)  
 Married or living together 185 (44.0)
 Single 169 (40.2)
 Divorced 16 (3.8)
 Widow or widower 50 (11.9)
Residence: n (%)  
 Urban 344 (81.9)
 Rural 76 (18.1)
Lodging: n (%) #  
 Common 357 (85.0)
 Individual 56 (13.3)
Time since diagnosis (months): mean (SD) 57.2 (43.94)
Duration on ARV (months): mean (SD) 43.2 (37.06)
Adherence to medication (7 point scale): mean (SD) # 5.6 (2.55)
Adherence to appointments (7 point scale): mean (SD) $ 6.0 (2.20)
  1. &3 missing; *4 missing; $6 missing; #7 missing.