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Table 1 Social and demographic characteristics of study participants

From: “I don’t have options but to persevere.” Experiences and practices of care for HIV and diabetes in rural Tanzania: a qualitative study of patients and family caregivers

Characteristic of participants HIV patients HIV caregivers Diabetes patients Diabetes caregivers Total
   N = 10 N = 6 N = 9 N = 7 N = 32
Age (years) Median 48.5 49.5 61 35 49
  Range 36 - 62 21-63 40-79 18-59 18-79
Gender Female 5 3 5 4 17
  Male 5 3 4 3 15
Timea Median 4.5 3.5 3 3 3.25
  Range 2-10 2-5 2-16 2-20 2-20
Education Illiterate 0 1 1 1 3
  Some primary 0 0 2 1 3
  Primary completed or higher 10 5 6 6 26
  1. aPatients = time since diagnosis. Caregivers = time since starting care of the patient