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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of PLHA participants, Peru, 2008 (N = 863)

From: Determinants of unequal HIV care access among people living with HIV in Peru

Characteristics and categories Number (Percentage) RDS II (%)
Sex   
  Male 533 (61.8%) 63.1
  Female 330 (38.2%) 36.9
Identity (self-assigned)   
  Gay 217 (25.1%) 20.9
  Transgender 29 (3.4%) 3.4
  Bisexual 96 (11.1%) 11.2
  Heterosexual 519 (60.1%) 64.0
  Lesbian 2 (0.3%) 0.6
Age   
  18–35 years old 464 (53.8%) 58.6
  Older than 35 years old 399 (46.2%) 41.4
  Range 18–62  
  Median and interquartile range 35 (28–41)  
  Mean and standard deviation 35 (9)  
Geographic area   
  Lima & Callao (Coast) 481 (55.7%) 30.9
  Lambayeque (Northern Coast) 134 (15.5%) 15.6
  Arequipa (Southern Highlands) 135 (15.7%) 27.5
  Iquitos (Amazonia) 113 (13.1%) 26.0
Educational attainment   
  None to some Elementary School 47 (5.5%) 7.7
  Full Elementary School to some High School 224 (26.0%) 32.8
  Full High School 295 (34.1%) 28.8
  University or Technical 297 (34.4%) 30.7
Marital status   
  Single 491 (56.9%) 52.7
  Married 75 (8.7%) 11.9
  Domestic partner 178 (20.6%) 20.4
  Divorced 64 (7.4%) 8.3
  Widowed 55 (6.4%) 6.8
Year of HIV diagnosis   
  Before 2000 89 (10.3%) 6.5
  2000–2002 117 (13.6%) 9.7
  2003–2005 250 (29.0%) 22.2
  2006–2008 407 (47.1%) 61.6