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Table 1 Background characteristics of study sample, access to health services and place of death

From: Using verbal and social autopsies to explore health-seeking behaviour among HIV-positive women in Kenya: a retrospective study

Variable Women (N = 218)
N %
Age   
  19–29 years 67 31.0
  30–39 years 103 47.7
  40+ years 46 21.3
Education   
  Primary and below 166 77.9
  Secondary and higher 47 22.1
Marital status   
  Single 66 30.3
  Married 57 26.2
  Divorced/separated/widowed 95 43.6
Household socioeconomic status   
  Poor 62 28.7
  Non-poor 154 71.3
Relationship of primary caregiver   
  Parent 109 50.0
  Spouse 27 12.4
  Brother/sister 54 24.8
  Children 12 5.5
  Other relative 11 5.1
  Not related 5 2.3
Place where care was sought a   
  Home 66 30.4
  Traditional healer 37 17.1
  Over-the-counter 97 45.8
  Government health facility 96 45.3
  Private health facility 80 36.7
  Faith-based facility 16 7.3
Number of contacts with formal health services a month prior to death   
  None 22 10.8
  1–2 times 132 65.0
  3 and above times 49 24.1
Place of death   
  Home 130 60.5
  Health facility 80 37.2
  Other place 5 2.3
Year of death   
  1996-2000 4 1.9
  2001-2005 64 30.5
  2006-2010 142 67.6