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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristic of caregivers and Healthcare workers

From: Prevalence of, and barriers to the disclosure of HIV status to infected children and adolescents in a district of Ghana

Variables Characteristics Frequency (n = 118) Percentage (%)
Age of Caregiver ▪ 21–30 7 5.9
▪ 31–40 33 28.0
▪ 41–50 34 28.8
▪ > 50 44 37.3
  Mean (SD); Min/max 48 (14.02); 21/85  
HIV status of caregiver ▪ Positive 66 55.9
▪ Negative 40 33.9
▪ Unknown 12 10.2
Relationship with the child ▪ Mother 56 47.5
▪ Father 9 7.6
▪ Grandparent 31 26.3
▪ Other 22 18.6
Occupation of Caregivers ▪ Unemployed 11 9.4
▪ Farming 19 16.2
▪ Trading 487 41.0
▪ Artisanship 18 15.4
▪ Public 13 11.1
▪ Private 8 6.8
Age group of healthcare workers • 20–29 years 2 20.0
• 30–39 years 5 50.0
• 40 years and above 3 30.0
Status within the hospital • Medical Doctor 4 40.0
• Nurse 3 30.0
• Volunteer/Counsellor 3 30.0
Number of years worked in the hospital • Less than 5 years 2 20.0
• 5–9 years 6 60.0
•10 years and above 2 20.0