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Table 5 Assessment of preparedness for transition from pediatric to adult care among male and female adolescents living with HIV

From: Social-support needs among adolescents living with HIV in transition from pediatric to adult care in Cambodia: findings from a cross-sectional study

Assessment of preparedness for transition Total (n = 328), n (%) Male (n = 169), n (%) Female (n = 159), n (%) p-value*
Can you recognize when you are getting sick? 0.28
 No 92 (28.0) 43 (25.4) 49 (30.8)  
 Yes 236 (72.0) 126 (74.6) 110 (69.2)  
Do you know when you need to call the doctor? 1.00
 No 64 (19.5) 33 (19.5) 31 (19.5)  
 Yes 264 (80.5) 136 (80.5) 128 (80.5)  
Are you responsible for making your own appointments? 0.40
 No 177 (54.0) 95 (56.2) 82 (51.6)  
 Yes 151 (46.0) 74 (43.8) 77 (48.4)  
Are you responsible for refilling your own medications? 0.79
 No 151 (46.0) 79 (46.7) 72 (45.3)  
 Yes 177 (54.0) 90 (53.3) 87 (54.7)  
Do you feel comfortable asking questions at your appointments? 0.04
 No 284 (86.6) 140 (82.8) 144 (90.6)  
 Yes 44 (13.4) 29 (17.2) 15 (9.4)  
Do you have a copy of your health records and doctor contacts? < 0.001
 No 179 (54.6) 72 (42.6) 107 (67.3)  
 Yes 149 (45.4) 97 (57.4) 52 (32.7)  
Do you have a method of keeping track of your healthcare appointments? < 0.001
 No 126 (38.4) 46 (27.2) 80 (50.3)  
 Yes 202 (61.6) 123 (72.8) 79 (49.7)  
Do you find it difficult to remember to take your medicine? 0.21
 No 250 (76.2) 124 (73.4) 126 (79.2)  
 Yes 78 (26.8) 45 (26.6) 33 (20.8)  
When you feel better, do you stop taking your medicine? 0.14
 No 326 (99.4) 169 (100) 157 (98.7)  
 Yes 2 (0.6) 0 (0.0) 2 (1.3)  
If you feel worse when you take the medicine, do you stop taking it? 0.02
 No 292 (89.0) 157 (92.9) 135 (84.9)  
 Yes 36 (11.0) 12 (7.1) 24 (15.1)  
Thinking back over the past 4 days, have you missed any of your medicine? 0.81
 No 282 (86.0) 147 (87.0) 135 (84.9)  
 Not sure 41 (12.5) 20 (11.8) 21 (13.2)  
 Yes 5 (1.5) 2 (1.2) 3 (1.9)  
Visual adherence scale (%) 95.4 ± 9.6 95.3 ± 9.6 95.4 ± 9.7 0.91
  1. HIV human immunodeficiency virus
  2. Values are number (%) for categorical variables and mean (± SD) for continuous variables
  3. * Chi square or Fisher’s exact test was used for categorical outcome variables and Student’s t-test was used for continuous outcome variables