Skip to main content

Table 3 Distribution of PLWHA by psychosocial factors and social support at selected public hospitals, North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia, 2017 (n = 326)

From: Suicidal ideation and attempt among people living with HIV/AIDS in selected public hospitals: Central Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percentage (%)
Physical abuse since sero-status known (hit, slapped, kicked, or physically hurt someone?)
 Yes 15 4.6
 No 311 95.4
Ever history of forced sex
 Yes 7 2.1
 No 319 97.9
Social support
 Poor support 178 54.6
 Moderate-to-strong support 148 45.4
History of gossip with the last 12 months because of HIV status
 Often 35 10.7
 Sometimes 67 20.6
 Hardly ever 32 9.8
 Never 192 58.9
Excluded from social gatherings or activities in the last 12 months
 Often 41 12.6
 Sometimes 64 19.6
 Hardly ever 33 10.1
 Never 188 57.7
Consider oneself spiritual or religious
 Yes 265 81.3
 No 61 18.7
Rate of importance of faith/belief in life (mean score of scale from 0 to 5)
 Important (> = 3.96) 228 69.9
 Not important (< 3.96) 98 30.1