ariables Frequency Percent Disclosure status (N = 231)
Yes (n = 81)                                        No (n = 150)
n % n %
Address            
Bahir Dar 173 74.9 70 40.5 103 59.5
Outside Bahir Dar* 58 25.1 11 19.0 47 81.0
Residence            
Urban 205 88.7 78 38.0 127 62.0
 Rural 26 11.3 3 11.5 23 88.5
Ethnicity            
Amhara 228 98.7 80 35.1 148 64.9
Others** 3 1.3 1 33.3 2 66.7
Religion            
Orthodox 196 84.8 74 37.8 122 62.2
Others*** 35 15.2 7 20.0 28 80.0
Educational status            
Unable to read and write 69 29.9 16 23.2 53 76.8
Primary (1– 8) 82 35.5 34 41.5 48 58.5
Secondary (9 –12) 46 19.9 17 37.0 29 63.0
Tertiary (Diploma and above) 34 14.7 14 41.2 20 58.8
Marital status            
Single 31 13.4 15 48.4 16 51.6
Married 116 50.2 30 25.9 86 74.1
Divorced 41 17.7 16 39.0 25 61.0
Widowed 43 18.6 20 46.5 23 53.5
Occupation            
Farmer 26 11.3 11.5 23 34 88.5
Employed  57 24.7  23 40.4   59.6
Unemployed 148 64.1 55 37.2 93 62.8
Monthly income (in ETB)            
<500 125 54.1 38 30.4 87 69.6
500 –1000 56 24.2 25 44.6 31 55.4
1001 – 2000 33 14.3 12 36.4 21 63.6
>2000 17 7.4 6 35.3 11 64.7
Relation            
Parents (Biological) 188 81.4 56 29.8 132 70.2
Related relatives 29 12.6 16 55.2 13 44.8
Orphaned children       14 6.1 9 64.3 5 35.7
Family number            
<3 207 89.6 67 32.4 140 67.6
>3 24 10.4 14 58.3 10 41.7
HIV status            
Negative 42 18.2 23 54.8 19 45.2
Positive
189 81.8 58 30.7 131 69.3
*Gondar, Dangla, Merawi, Zegie, and others
** Tigray
*** Muslim and Protestant
ETB: Ethiopian Birr
Table 1: Caregivers socio-demographic characteristics of HIV positive status disclosed and non disclosed school-age children at pediatric ART clinics in Bahir Dar, North West Ethiopia, 2013 (n = 231).
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