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Table 2 Background characteristics of the respondents (n = 258)

From: A preliminary validation of the Brief COPE instrument for assessing coping strategies among people living with HIV in China

   % (n=258)
Demographic variables
 Gender Male 73.6
  Female 26.4
 Age (years) 29 or below 22.9
  30–39 53.1
  40 or above 24
 Local resident Yes 72.9
  No 27.1
 Marital status Currently married 41.5
  Currently not married 58.5
 Whether having kid(s) Yes 47.3
  No 52.7
SES variables
 Education level Primary or below 12
  Junior high 51.6
  Senior high/technical secondary school 27.5
  Junior College or above 8.9
 Employment status Employed 25.2
  Unemployed 67.1
 Individual monthly income No income 47.7
  <=500 yuan 15.5
  500 to 1000 yuan 10.5
  1000 to 2000 yuan 11.2
  >2000 yuan/month 12.8
 Whether have health insurance Yes 21.7
  No 77.5
HIV related variables
 Probable mode of HIV transmission MSM behavior 12.2
  Heterosexual behavior 29.6
  IDU 58.3
 Currently receiving ARV therapy Yes 43.8
  No 56.2
 Year confirmation of HIV status 1997 to 2005 26.7
  2006 to 2008 72.5