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Table 2 Characteristics of Children whose caregivers took part in the study

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

Variables Frequency Percentage (%) (n = 118)
Age of Child
 ▪ 4–6 24 20.3
 ▪ 7–11 33 28
 ▪ 12–16 45 38.1
 ▪ 17–19 16 13.6
Mean (SD); Min/max 11 (4.31); 4/19  
Age of child at first diagnosis with HIV
 ▪ Less than a year 6 5.3
 ▪ 1–5 years 12 10.5
 ▪ 6– 10 years 42 36.8
 ▪ 11–15 years 33 28.9
 ▪ 16–18 years 21 18.4
Child on Antiretroviral medication
 ▪ Yes 111 94.1
 ▪ No 7 5.9
Child Currently in School
 ▪ Yes 112 94.9
 ▪ No 6 5.1
Level of Education of Child
 ▪ Kindergarten 10 9.2
 ▪ Nursery 7 6.4
 ▪ Primary 63 57.8
 ▪ JHS 29 24.8
 ▪ SHS 2 1.8
Age at disclosure for children who have been told (n = 39)
 ▪ 7–11 3 7.7
 ▪ 12–16 24 61.5
 ▪ 17–19 12 30.8