Table 1

Characteristics of the sampling frame and ART clinic clients undertaking semi-structured interviews

In sampling frame

Interviewed


Variable

Category

N

n (%)


Total

66

42

(64)


Sex

Male

20

14

(70)

Female

46

28

(61)


Age

15-24

4

2

(50)

25-34

29

21

(72)

35-44

22

16

(73)

45+

11

3

(27)


Area of residence

Remote rural

16

11

(69)

Roadside

50

31

(62)


ART status

On ART (no interruptions)

33

21

(64)

On ART (at least 1 interruption > 1 month)

4

4

(100)

Not yet started ART

29

17

(59)


Number of missed appointments

(pre- and post-ART initiation)

0

34

21

(62)

1

13

10

(77)

2

10

6

(60)

>2

9

5

(56)


Period referred from VCT

Mar 05 -Sep 05

28

17

(61)

Sep 05 -Feb 06

10

7

(70)

Mar 06 -Sep 06

28

18

(64)


Roura et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9:22   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-9-22

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