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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants

From: Cardiovascular health knowledge and preventive practices in people living with HIV in Kenya

Characteristics Total (n = 300)
Median age, y (IQR) 39.7 (33.6 – 46.3)
Female, n (%) 192 (64)
Overall age data (y)  
 18–39 146 (49)
 40–59 142 (47)
 60–80 12 (4)
Education, n (%)  
 Tertiary (>12) 40 (13.3)
 Secondary (9 – 12 grade) 76 (25.3)
 Primary (0–8 grade) 131 (43.7)
 Never attended school 53 (17.7)
Marital status, n (%)  
 Single 45 (15)
 Married 235 (78.3)
 Widowed 16 (5.4)
 Separated 4 (1.3)
Current professional status, n (%)  
 Employed 74 (25)
 Self-employed 132 (44)
 Unemployed 94 (31)
Family History, n (%)  
 High Cholesterol 2 (0.7)
 Diabetes 9 (3)
 High blood pressure 4 (1.3)
 Myocardial infraction 1 (0.3)
HIV related characteristics  
WHO HIV stage, n (%)  
 Stage 1&2 204 (68)
 Stage 3&4 96 (32)
Median HIV infection duration (y), IQR 4.6 (1.7–7.9)
Median ART duration (y), IQR 4.8 (2.7– 7.8)
Current CD4+ T cell, (cells/mm3), SD 413 (215)
Protease inhibitor use 11 (3.7)
ART-naive 136 (45)
  1. ART antiretroviral therapy