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Table 1 Participant characteristics (N = 32 unless noted otherwise)

From: Understanding health-related behavior among adolescents living with HIV in Lima, Peru

Characteristic N (%)
Age (years), median (IQR) 14.5 (12–16)
Female 18 (56%)
Grade
 3rd grade primary or less 3 (9%)
 4th to 5th grade primary 3 (9%)
 6th grade primary 4 (13%)
 1st to 3rd grade secondary 14 (44%)
 4th to 5th grade secondary 7 (22%)
 Not in school or other 1 (3%)
Reported being bullied in school 7 (22%)
Reported being bullied electronically 4 (13%)
Grades (N = 28)
 A (15–16) 7 (25%)
 B (13–14) 8 (29%)
 C (11–12) 10 (36%)
 D (10) 3 (11%)
 E (<10) 0
Participates in clubs or activities at school 17 (53%)
Perceived school as important or very important for future 31 (97%)
Disclosed HIV status to at least one friend 6 (19%)
Number of friends disclosed HIV status to (N = 6)
 1–2 2 (33%)
 3–10 2 (33%)
 10–20 1 (17%)
 >20 1 (17%)
Smoking
 Ever tried smoking 9 (28%)
Days smoked cigarettes in the last 30 days (N = 9)
 0 days 5 (56%)
 1 or 2 days 4 (44%)
 ≥3 days 0
During the last 30 days, number of cigarettes smoked on days when smoked (N = 9)
 None 0
 Less than one cigarette per day 8 (89%)
 1 cigarette per day 1 (11%)
 ≥2 cigarettes per day 0
Alcohol use
 Ever had alcohol (more than one or two sips) 11 (34%)
Age when first drank more than one or two sips of alcohol (N = 10)
 8 years or younger 0
 9 or 10 years 1 (9%)
 11 or 12 years 0
 13 or 14 years 3 (27%)
 15 or 16 years 5 (45%)
 17 or 18 years 1 (9%)
During the last 30 days, number of days drank at least one alcoholic beverage (N = 11)
 0 days 6 (55%)
 1 or 2 days 5 (45%)
 ≥3 days 0
During last 30 days, number of days drank 5 or more alcoholic beverages in a row in roughly 2 hours (N = 11)
 0 days 7 (64%)
 1 or 2 days 4 (36%)
 ≥3 days 0
Drug usea
 Ever consumed drugs 1 (3%)
Number of days used marijuana in last 30 days (N = 1)
 0 times 0
 1 or 2 times 1 (100%)
 ≥3 times 0
Sexual activity
 Had sex 9 (28%)
Age at sexual debut (N = 9)
 ≤11 years 0
 12 years 1 (11%)
 13 years or older 8 (89%)
Number of sexual partners (N = 9)
 1 person 6 (67%)
 2 people 0
 3 people 2 (22%)
 4 people 1 (11%)
Used a condom during last time had sex (N = 9) 4 (44%)
  1. aDrug use was defined as ever consuming: marijuana; cocaine paste or cocaine; inhaled “terokal” (vapors from solvents such as glue), the contents of an aerosol can, or other gases or sprays intending to get high; or other drugs