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Table 1 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of the study participants, Felege-Hiwot Referral Hospital (FHRH), Northwest Ethiopia (N = 391)

From: Major depressive disorder and its association with adherence to antiretroviral therapy and quality of life: cross-sectional survey of people living with HIV/AIDS in Northwest Ethiopia

Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics Frequency Percent
Age in years 18–29 51 13.2
30–39 161 41.8
40–49 119 30.9
50+ 54 14.0
Gender Male 119 30.7
Female 269 69.3
Marital status Single 53 13.6
Married/in relationship 187 47.8
Divorced/widowed 151 38.6
Educational status Illiterate 123 31.5
Primary education 125 32.0
Secondary education 93 23.8
Tertiary education 50 12.8
Employment Public servant 84 21.5
Self employed 182 46.7
None employed 124 31.8
Current CD4 count (last 6 months) < 200 28 7.6
200–349 69 18.6
350–499 95 25.7
> 500 178 48.1
Antiretroviral therapy regimen First-line 288 74.6
Second-line 98 25.4
Duration of ART treatment in years 1–5 72 19.0
6–10 134 35.4
11 and above 175 45.6
Major depressive disorder Yes 127 32.5
No 264 67.5
ART adherence High adherence 289 81.9
Low adherence 64 18.1
  1. NOTE: First-line regimen is the use of first choice antiviral drugs and a switch to second-line regimen is recommended when there is treatment failure with first-line treatments