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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the two groups (HIV− and HIV+)

From: Coping styles in HIV positives and HIV negatives

Related factors HIV+ (n = 40) HIV− (n = 40) Total Statistical index Sig P value
Age mean ± SD 42.12 ± 5.84 35.10 ± 75.4 39.12 ± 13.1 t = 2.59 0.01
Gender      
 Male 20 (50) 20 (50) 40 (50) ͯ2 = 0.000 1
 Female 20 (50) 20 (50) 40 (50)   
Education      
 Without academic education 36 (90) 10 (25) 46 (57.5) ͯ2 = 58.34 P ˂ 0.0001
 Academic education 4 (10) 30 (75) 34 (42.5)   
Marital status      
 Single 8 (20) 19 (47.5) 27 (33.8) z2 = 79.14 0.001
 Married 19 (47.5) 20 (50) 39 (48.8)   
 Divorced/widowed 13 (32.5) 1 (2.5) 14 (17.5)   
  1. T = Independent t test; χ2 chi-square test