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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of study participants (n = 967)

From: Hopelessness and HIV infection: an exploratory study with a gender-specific perspective

Variable Men (n = 699) (%)/mean (SD) Women (n = 268) (%)/mean (SD)
Age (years) 49.8 (11.7) 42.7 (10.,4)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual 226 (34.3) 194 (94.6)
Non-heterosexual 433 (65.7) 11 (5.4)
Country of birth
Sweden 477 (69.3) 83 (31.4)
Outside Sweden 211 (30.7) 181 (68.6)
Current relationship status
In an intimate relationship 389 (55.8) 171 (64.8)
Single 308 (44.2) 93 (32.5)
Years of school
 ≤ 12 years 348 (50.8) 156 (58.9)
 ≥ 13 years 337 (49.2) 109 (41.1)
Employment
Working 478 (77.0) 178 (70.9)
Non-working 143 (23.0) 73 (29.1)
Time since HIV diagnosis
 < 1–10 years 335 (48.7) 142 (54.6)
 > 10 years 353 (51.3) 118 (45.4)