TABLE 1

Descriptive Characteristics of Youth Living With HIV and Their Caregivers (n = 193)

Characteristicsn (%) or Median (range)
Child characteristics
 Sex
  Female96 (50)
  Male97 (50)
 Age, y
  10–1390 (47)
  14–17103 (53)
 Head of household’s relationship to child
  Mother55 (29)
  Father55 (29)
  Stepmother1 (0.5)
  Stepfather8 (4)
  Grandmother18 (9)
  Grandfather12 (6)
  Aunt5 (3)
  Uncle8 (4)
  Sibling12 (6)
  Other19 (10)
 Currently attending school? (n = 191)a
  Yes177 (93)
  No14 (7)
 Last grade completed at school (n = 176)
 Median grade (range)3 (0–9)
Caregiver characteristics
 Sex
  Female155 (80)
  Male38 (20)
 Median age, y (range)43 (18–100)
 Caregiver’s relationship to the child
  Biological parent102 (53)
  Aunt/Uncle15 (8)
  Grandparent10 (5)
  Adoptive parent7 (4)
  Other59 (31)
 Education level
  None60 (31)
  Some primary60 (31)
  Completed primary43 (22)
  Some secondary21 (11)
  Completed secondary6 (3)
  Postsecondary3 (2)
 Current marital status
  Currently living with partner71 (37)
  Have partner but not living with him/her6 (3)
  Previously partnered, but not currently partnered52 (27)
  Single: never partnered64 (33)
 No. people living in home, median (range)6 (2–17)
 No. bedrooms, median (range)3 (0–9)
 Radio ownership
  Yes126 (65)
  No67 (35)
 Family lacked basic necessities in the past 6 months (eg, food, housing, clothing, or medical care) (n = 192)
  Yes142 (74)
  No50 (26)
  • a Variables less than n = 193 are due to missing data.