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Table 1 Frequency table of demographic and social related factors of patients

From: Social barriers in accessing care by clients who returned to HIV care after transient loss to follow-up

Demographic characteristics Total (n = 438)
n (%)
Social related factors Total (n = 438)
n (%)
Sex Person status disclosed to
 Female 295 (67.35)  Partner/spouse 152 (34.70)
 Male 137 (31.28)  Family 193 (44.1)
 Missing 6 (1.37)  Other 35 (8.00)
Religion  Nobody 51 (11.00)
 Muslim 137 (31.28)  Missing 7 (1.60)
 Christian 275 (62.79) Disclosed status
 Traditional/others 10 (2.28)  Yes 380 (88.40)
 Missing 16 (3.65)  No 51 (11.00)
Relationship status  Missing 7 (1.60)
 Married 289 (65.98) Partner status
 Single 70 (15.98)  Know positive 176 (40.18)
 Divorced/separated 35 (7.99)  Know negative 134 (30.60)
 Widowed 44 (10.05)  Don’t know 82 (18.72)
Educational status  Missing 46 (10.50)
 None 4 (0.91) Is access to facility difficult
 Primary 110 (25.11)  Yes 216 (49.31)
 Secondary 177 (40.41)  No 78 (17.81)
 Post-secondary 120 (27.40)  Missing 144 (32.88)
 Missing 27 (6.16) Prior LTFU
Educational status of partner  Yes 126 (28.77)
 None 0 (0)  No 300 (68.49)
 Primary 91 (20.78)  Missing 12 (2.74)
 Secondary 140 (31.96) Stigma
 Post-secondary 123 (28.08)  Yes 103 (23.52)
 Missing 41 (9.36)  No 323 (73.74)
Age  Missing 12 (2.74)
 < 24 30 (6.85) Type of lack of support
 25–35 170 (38.81)  Financial 237 (54.11)
 36–46 137 (31.28)  Psychological/emotional 87 (19.86)
 > 47 71 (16.21)  Other 77 (17.58)
 Missing 30 (6.85)  Missing 37 (8.45)
Duration since HIV status is known Stigma by whom
 < 1 year 42 (9.59)  Community/neighborhood 37 (8.45)
 1–2 years 140 (31.96)  Family 32 (7.31)
 3–5 years 127 (29.00)  Friend 27 (6.16)
 > 5 years 126 (28.77)  Healthcare worker 15 (3.42)
 Missing 3 (0.68)  Partner/spouse 14 (3.20)
    Missing 313 (71.46)