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Table 2 Socio-demographic description of children’s caregivers according to their child HIV status, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 2011

From: Prevention and care of paediatric HIV infection in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: knowledge, attitudes and practices of the caregivers

  Total N = 37 (%) 100 % Group 1 N = 11 (%) 100 % Group 2 N = 4 (%) 100 % Group 3 N = 5 (%) 100 % Group 4 N = 17 (%) 100 %
Mean age (years) 32.5 ± 1.1 31.5 ± 2.0 35 ± 4.0 29.6 ± 4.4 33.4 ± 1.6
Education
 No schooling 10 (27) 5 (46) 1 (25) 3 (60) 1 (6)
 Primary 7 (19) 3 (27) 1 (25) 2 (40) 1 (6)
 Secondary 11 (30) 2 (18) 2 (50) 0 (0) 7 (41)
 Post-secondary 9 (24) 1 (9) 0 (0) 0 (0) 8 (47)
Occupation
 House wives 15 (40) 6 (55) 1 (25) 3 (60) 5 (29)
 Students 3 (9) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (18)
 Civil servant 4 (11) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 4 (24)
 Private sector 15 (40) 5 (45) 3 (75) 2 (40) 5 (29)
Sex
 Male 8 (22) 0 (0) 1 (25) 1 (20) 6 (35)
 Female 29 (78) 11 (100) 3 (75) 4 (80) 11 (65)
Marital status
 Single 1 (3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (6)
Married/co-habiting 31 (84) 10 (90) 2 (50) 4 (80) 15 (88)
Widowed/separated 5 (13) 1 (10) 2 (50) 1 (20) 1 (6)
  1. Group 1: caregivers of HIV-infected child currently treated with antiretroviral therapy
  2. Group 2: caregivers of HIV-infected child not yet initiated on antiretroviral therapy
  3. Group 3: caregivers waiting for their child’s HIV post-test result
  4. Group 4: caregivers attending paediatric ward, with an unknown HIV child status