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Table 2 The characteristics of our study sample

From: The role of personality, social economic and prevention strategy effects on health-related quality of life among people living with HIV/AIDS

Characteristic n (%)
Age (years)
 16–18 19 (0.9)
 18–30 144 (7.2)
 30–45 803 (40.2)
 45–60 819 (41.0)
 ≥ 60 212 (10.6)
Race/ethnicity
 Han nationality 1328 (66.4)
 Yi minority 169 (8.4)
 Zhuang minority 212 (10.6)
 Other minority ethnic group 288 (14.4)
Marital status
 Separated/Divorced/Unmarried 1169 (58.5)
 Married/Cohabitating 828 (41.4)
Education level
 < 9 years 1433 (71.7)
 ≥ 9 years 564 (28.2)
Occupation
 Workers 169 (8.5)
 Staff member 124 (6.2)
 Farmers 804 (40.3)
 Migrant workers 262 (13.1)
 Self-employed 358 (17.9)
 Unemployed 280 (14.0)
Household income per year (CNY)
 < 5000 627 (31.3)
 5000–10 000 600 (30.0)
 10 000–50 000 717 (35.9)
 ≥ 50 000 53 (2.6)
Initial infectious status
 HIV status 1410 (70.6)
 AIDS status 565 (28.2)
 Unclear 22 (1.2)
 Transmission model
 Heterosexual transmission 1403 (70.2)
 Homosexual transmission 137 (6.8)
 Intravenous drug use 365 (18.2)
 Mother-to-infant 23 (1.1)
 Unclear 69 (3.4)
Duration of antiretroviral therapy
 ≤ 1 years 297 (14.8)
 1–2 years 170 (8.5)
 2–4 years 328 (16.4)
 ≥ 4 years 1177 (58.9)
 Not yet 25 (1.2)
The most recent CD4 counts
 ≥ 500 cells/μl 1000 (50.0)
 350–500 cells/μl 423 (21.1)
 200–350 cells/μl 356 (17.8)
 < 200 cells/μl 189 (9.4)
 Unclear 29 (1.4)