Total Physical QoL Mental QoL CES-D
  Percentage(N) Mean SE Mean SE Mean SE
Gender              
Female 18.3 (22) 43.94 2.91 45.67 2.32 3.61 0.42
Male 81.7 (98) 45.94 1.11 49.03 1.08 3.54 0.18
Education              
< HS 38.3 (46) 48.35 1.59 48.68 1.47 3.35 0.28
HS 37.5 (45) 44.58 1.71 49.16 1.71 3.65 0.28
> HS 24.2 (29) 42.70* 2.11 46.81 2.15 3.75 0.31
Current Residency              
Urban 63.3 (76) 44.64 1.23 48.67 1.28 3.50 0.21
Suburban 17.5 (21) 46.41 2.51 49.11 2.25 3.64 0.33
Rural 19.2 (23) 47.88 2.44 46.93 2.16 3.67 0.40
Work Status              
Professional 33.9 (41) 44.94 1.95 48.05 1.66 3.50 0.26
Manual Labor 15.0 (18) 48.86 3.06 47.47 2.36 3.18 0.46
Freelancer 19.4 (23) 46.75 1.29 48.99 1.83 3.55 0.32
Not Working 31.7 (38) 44.49 2.00 49.38 2.04 3.73 0.34
Relationship Status              
Married/Partnered 55.0 (66) 44.27 1.69 47.06 1.48 3.79 0.23
Other 45.0 (54) 46.63 1.34 49.51 1.32 3.37 0.23
Household Income              
< 2000 RMB/month 41.7 (50) 46.58 1.56 47.99 1.27 3.55 0.23
> 2001 RMB/month 58.3 (70) 44.57 1.32 49.37 1.56 3.52 0.24
Time on ART              
=< 6 months 58.3 (70) 49.53 1.06 48.66 1.12 3.41 0.21
> 6 months 41.7 (50) 40.02** 1.90 48.06 1.80 3.76 0.26
ART Combination              
AZT + NVP + 3TC 52.5 (63) 45.85 1.49 48.20 1.30 3.64 0.23
AZT + EFV + 3TC 22.5 (27) 48.77 1.70 48.17 1.88 3.59 0.31
All others 25.0 (30) 42.60 2.19 49.66 2.46 3.40 0.38
CD4 Rank              
< 200 40.0 (48) 44.65 1.51 48.93 1.53 3.68 0.22
200 – 350 36.7 (44) 46.73 1.99 48.36 1.82 3.39 0.31
351 – 500 16.7 (20) 47.53 2.05 50.96 2.31 3.23 0.52
> 500 6.6 (8) 45.83 4.48 45.67 4.30 3.73 0.58
  Mean (SD) β SE β SE β SE
Age 36.3 (.73) 0.03 0.13 0.17 0.12 -0.03† 0.02
Social Support 51.3 (1.8) 0.19** 0.05 0.15** 0.05 -0.02** 0.01
HIV Stigma 24.8 (.57) -0.36* 0.16 -0.17 0.17 0.03 0.03
ART Knowledge 2.08 (.03) 3.33 3.04 10.07** 2.88 -0.84† 0.49
Side-Effect Severity 2.00 (.07) -7.46** 1.23 -7.04** 1.28 1.12** 0.20
**P< 0.01; *P< 0.05; † P< 0.1
Physical QoL = Physical Quality of Life; Mental QoL = Mental Quality of Life; CES-D = Transformed Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale; SE = Standard Error; HS = High school; RMB = Renminbi, Chinese unit of currency;Zidovudine (AZT);Nevirapine (NVP); lamivudine (3TC); Efavirenz (EFV).
Table 2: Sample Background Characteristics and their Relationship to Quality of Life and CESD, (N = 120).