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Table 2 Frequency distribution of respondents on the HIV stigma score level

From: Quantification and factors associated with HIV-related stigma among persons living with HIV/AIDS on antiretroviral therapy at the HIV-day care unit of the Bamenda Regional Hospital, North West Region of Cameroon

Stigma type Score level Score value Frequency (percentage) in males Frequency (percentage) In females Frequency (percentage)
Personalized Mild 18–36 45(42.5%) 82(41.2%) 127(41.6%)
Moderate 37–54 49(46.2%) 103(51.8%) 152(49.8%)
Severe 55–72 12(11.3%) 14(7.0%) 26(8.5%)
Disclosure Mild 10–20 29(27.4%) 53(26.4%) 82(26.7%)
Moderate 21–30 75(70.8%) 129(64.2%) 204(66.4%)
Severe 31–40 2(1.9%) 19 (9.5%) 21(6.8%)
Negative self- image Mild 13–26 51(47.7%) 90(44.8%) 141(45.8%)
Moderate 27–39 54(50.5%) 100(49.8%) 154(50.0%)
Severe 39–40 2(1.9%) 11(5.5%) 13(4.2%)
Public attitude Mild 20–40 42(39.6%) 74(37.2%) 116(38.0%)
Moderate 41–60 53(50.0%) 106(53.3%) 159(52.1%)
Severe 61–80 11(10.4%) 19(9.5%) 30(9.8%)
HIV stigma overall Mild 40–80 38(36.2%) 77(36.7%) 115 (37.3%)
Moderate 81–120 63(60.0%) 117(58.8%) 180(58.4%)
Severe 121–160 4(3.8%) 9(4.5%) 13(4.2%)