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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of HIV-infected children on ART at Debre Markos Referral Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia, from January 1, 2005 to March 31, 2019 (N = 408)

From: Incidence of common opportunistic infections among HIV-infected children on ART at Debre Markos referral hospital, Northwest Ethiopia: a retrospective cohort study

CharacteristicsCategoryFrequency (N)Percentage (%)
Age of the child (years)0–4 years12229.9
5–9 years17542.9
10–14 years11127.2
SexMale22354.7
Female18545.3
ResidenceUrban29472.1
Rural11427.9
Family size1–318445.1
≥417943.9
Not recorded4511.0
Current status of parentsBoth alive21953.7
One or both deceased18946.3
Marital status of the caregiverMarried17242.0
Divorced/ widowed16741.0
Not recorded6917.0
Occupation of the caregiverEmployed8621.3
Unemployed20350.3
Merchant6516.1
Not recorded5412.4
With whom the child livesBiological34885.3
Non-biological6014.7
ReligionOrthodox34885.3
Muslim215.1
Others399.5