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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of study participants

From: Nutritional status and its association with quality of life among people living with HIV attending public anti-retroviral therapy sites of Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Variables N (%)
Treatment sites  
TUTH 101(33.6%)
STIDH 200(66.4%)
Age (Mean ± SD ) 36.2 ± 8.2
≤36 years 159(52.8%)
>36 years 142(47.2%)
Gender  
Male 184(61.1%)
Female 117(38.9%)
Literacy status  
Yes 233(77.4%)
No 68(22.6%)
Educational level  
Illiterate 68(22.6%)
Primary 91(30.2%)
Secondary 68(22.6%)
Higher secondary and above 74(24.6%)
Marital status  
Married 213(70.7%)
Unmarried 38(12.6%)
Divorced 12(4.0%)
Separated 12(4.0%)
Widower/Widowed 26(8.6%)
Caste  
Dalit 57(18.6%)
Terai Janajati 12(4.0%)
Janajati 123(40.9%)
Brahmin/Chettri 100(33.2%)
Other 9(3.0%)
Place of residence  
Residing with family 262(87.0%)
Residing with a care organization 27(9.0%)
Residing alone 12(4.0%)
Religion  
Hindu 219(70.8%)
Muslim 4(1.3%)
Buddhists 48(15.9%)
Christian 21(7.0%)
Others 9(3.0%)
Occupation  
Agriculture 54(17.9%)
Labor 23(7.6%)
Service 61(20.3%)
Self-business 46(15.3%)
Household work 61(20.3%)
No work 35(11.6%)
Others 21(7.0%)
Smoking habits  
Regular smokers 111(36.9%)
Non smokers 190(63.1%)
Alcohol use  
Regular alcohol user 98(22.6%)
Non alcoholic 203(67.4%)