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Table 1 Socio-demographic and economic characteristics of the study participants comparing adherent and non-adherent in Tigray regional state, northern Ethiopia, 2012

From: Effect of nutritional factors on adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected adults: a case control study in Northern Ethiopia

Characteristics of study participants Status of adherence to ART
  Non-adherent to ART number (%) Adherent to ART number (%)
Sex   
Male 80(46) 80(46)
Female 94(54) 94(54)
Age   
18 - 29 23(13.2) 23(13.2)
30 - 39 72(41.4) 71(40.8)
40 - 49 67(38.5) 66(38)
≥50 12(6.9) 14(8)
Permanent address   
Urban 156(89.7) 159(91.4)
Rural 18(10.3) 15(8.6)
Marital Status   
Single 38(21.8) 39(22.4)
Married 67(38.5) 76(43.7)
Widowed 38(21.8) 43(24.7)
Divorced 31(17.9) 16(9.2)
Educational status   
No education 31(17.8) 37(21.3)
Elementary (1 - 8) 94(54) 58((33.3)
Secondary (9 - 12) 38(21.8) 49(28.2)
12+ 11(6.4) 30(17.2)
Occupation   
Have no Job 26(14.9) 44(25.3)
Government employed 42(24.2) 46(26.4)
Self employed/business 54(31) 36(20.7)
Daily laborer 52(29.9) 48(27.6)
Living With   
Alone 67(38.5) 52(29.9)
Family 81(46.6) 84(48.3)
Parents 9(5.1) 9(5.1)
With others 17(9.8) 29(16.7)
Average Monthly income (Ethio. Birr)   
No income 25(14.4) 26(14.9)
≤ 500 95(54.6) 65(37.4)
501-999 24(13.8) 31(17.8)
≥ 1000 30(17.2) 52(29.9)
Distance to hospital (Km)   
≤10 112(64.4) 130(74.7)
>10 62(35.6) 44(25.3)