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Table 1 Demographics and disease characteristics of rural people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in rural Henan Province, China, 2014 (N = 239)

From: HIV-related stigma among people living with HIV/AIDS in rural Central China

Characteristic n %
Age (years)
  ≤49 95 39.75
  50–59 105 43.93
  ≥60 39 16.32
Gender
  Male 117 48.95
  Female 122 51.05
Education level
  Primary school only 166 69.46
  High school or above 73 30.54
Marital status
  Married 191 79.92
  Unmarried 4 1.67
  Divorced 10 4.18
  Widowed 34 14.23
Yearly income (ҰCNY)
  ≤5000 (780 USD) 79 33.05
  5001–10,000 (756–1562 USD) 147 61.51
  >10,000 (1562 USD) 13 5.44
Years since HIV diagnosis
  ≤9 years 177 74.06
  >9 years 62 25.94
Ever had opportunistic infection (self-reported)
  Yes 24 10.04
  No 215 89.96
On current ART treatment
  Yes 233 97.49
  No 6 2.51
CD4+ T-cell count (cells/mm3) (n = 204)
  <350 cells/mm3 148 72.55
  ≥ 350 cells/mm3 56 27.45
Self-rated health status
  Good or very good 18 7.53
  Reasonable 170 71.13
  Poor or very poor 51 21.34
Disclosure of HIV status (to any person)
  Yes 236 98.74
  No 3 1.26
HIV status disclosed to:
  Parents (One or both) 88 36.8
  Spouse 128 53.6
  Siblings 87 36.4
  Children 192 80.3
  Health providers 138 57.7
  Close friends 10 4.2
  Relatives 25 10.5
  1. N.B.: ART Antiretroviral Therapy, HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus