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Table 3 Comparison of demographic characteristics of the age groups (HIV− and HIV+)

From: Coping styles in HIV positives and HIV negatives

Factor HIV+ HIV− Total   P value
Age 36.7 ± 04.26 41.7 ± 42.56 39.7 ± 27.87 T = 2.74 0.008
Gender      
 Male 14 (58.3) 7 (19.41) 21 (35) ͯ2 = 9.57 0.002
 Female 10 (41.7) 29 (80.6) 39 (65)   
Education      
 Without academic education 8 (34.8) 1 (2.6) 9 (14.8) ͯ2 = 11.78 0.001
 Academic education 15 (65.2) 37 (97.4) 52 (85.2)   
Marital status      
 Single 8 (33.3) 10 (27.8) 18 (30) Z = 5.87 0.039
 Married 11 (45.8) 25 (69.4) 36 (60)   
 Divorced/widowed 5 (20.8) 1 (2.8) 6 (10)   
  1. T = Independent t-test; χ2 chi-square test; z = Fisher’s exact test