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Table 1 Distribution of socio-demographic factors in cases and controls

From: TERT rs2736100 and TERC rs16847897 genotypes moderate the association between internalizing mental disorders and accelerated telomere length attrition among HIV+ children and adolescents in Uganda

Variable (n) Case n (%) Control n (%) p value
Sex p = 0.111
 Male (342) 160 (43.6) 182 (49.5)
 Female (393) 207 (56.4) 186 (50.5)
Site p = 0.941
 Urban (415) 208 (56.5) 207 (56.3)
 Rural (321) 160 (43.5) 161 (43.7)
Age p = 0.374
 5–11 years (389) 202 (57.6) 187 (54.2)
 12– 17 years (307) 149 (42.4) 158 (45.8)
Education level p = 0.371
 No formal education (13) 9 (2.5) 4 (1.1)
 Primary (648) 323 (88.0) 325 (88.8)
 Secondary (72) 35 (9.5) 37 (10.1)
Socio-economic status p = 0.459
 Low (332) 171 (46.5) 161 (43.8)
 High (404) 197 (53.5) 207 (56.2)
Mean CD4 count at baseline 947.04 944.02 p = 0.939
  1. CD4: cluster of differentiation 4; primary = 0–7 years of formal education; secondary = 8–14 years of formal education; low socioeconomic status = 0–13; high socio-economic status =  > 13 (see statistical methods section). All numbers that do not add up were due to missing data