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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of people infected with HIV over time

From: Family support, discrimination, and quality of life among ART-treated HIV-infected patients: a two-year study in China

Items   Baseline 6-month 12- month 24 -month
n % n % n % n %
Gender Male 226 68.07 177 53.31 179 53.92 168 50.60
Female 106 31.93 90 27.11 81 24.40 78 23.49
Missing 0 0.00 65 19.58 72 21.69 86 25.90
Age group 20–29 95 28.61 84 25.30 78 23.49 72 21.69
30–39 105 31.63 86 25.90 88 26.51 79 23.80
≥ 40 131 39.46 97 29.22 94 28.31 95 28.61
Missing 1 0.30 65 19.58 72 21.69 86 25.90
Level of education Primary school or below 110 33.13 77 23.19 76 22.89 76 22.89
Middle school 150 45.18 125 37.65 123 37.05 110 33.13
High school or above 71 21.39 64 19.28 61 18.37 60 18.07
Missing 1 0.30 66 19.88 72 21.69 86 25.90
Marriage status Married or cohabitating 218 65.66 181 54.52 174 52.41 162 48.80
Single/divorced/widowed 114 34.34 86 25.90 86 25.90 84 25.30
Missing 0 0.00 65 19.58 72 21.69 86 25.90
Occupation Farmer/unemployed township citizens 204 61.45 158 47.59 152 45.78 145 43.67
Employed 125 37.65 106 31.93 105 31.63 98 29.52
Missing 3 0.90 68 20.48 75 22.59 89 26.81
Live alone Yes 43 12.95 32 9.64 31 9.34 30 9.04
No 247 74.40 205 61.75 200 60.24 184 55.42
Missing 42 12.65 95 28.61 101 30.42 118 35.54
Monthly household incomes < 500 RMB 95 28.61 75 22.59 74 22.29 71 21.39
500 – RMB 88 26.51 69 20.78 68 20.48 65 19.58
1000 – RMB 125 37.65 101 30.42 100 30.12 97 29.22
Missing 112 33.73 87 26.20 90 27.11 99 29.82