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Table 1 Profile of OVC

From: Understanding the association between caregiver sex and HIV infection among orphans and vulnerable children in Tanzania: learning from the USAID Kizazi Kipya project

VariableNumber of OVC (n)Percent of OVC (%)
OVERALL39,578100.0
OVC HIV status
Negative36,77692.9
Positive28027.1
Caregiver sex
 Female29,40174.3
 Male10,17725.7
Caregiver age group (in years)
 18—2922805.8
 30—39928323.5
 40—4911,57129.2
 50—59684717.3
 60+959724.2
 Mean = 48.7, SD = 14.1, Median = 46, Min = 18, Max = 110
Caregiver marital status
 Married or living together17,83345.1
 Divorced or separated506112.8
 Never married (single)25846.5
 Widowed14,10035.6
Family size
 2–3 people944023.9
 4–13 people29,94475.7
 ≥ 14 people1940.5
Caregiver mentally or physically disabled?
 No37,96795.9
 Yes16114.1
OVC sex
 Female20,30451.3
 Male19,27448.7
OVC age group (in years)
 0—4521713.2
 5—910,45726.4
 10—1412,26131.0
 15—1911,64329.4
 Mean = 10.9, SD = 5.0. Median = 11, Min = 0, Max = 19
Caregiver HIV status
 Negative21,81855.1
 Positive10,39826.3
 Undisclosed736218.6
Wealth Quintile
 Lowest (Q1)10,84227.4
 Second534813.5
 Middle679417.2
 Fourth757519.1
 Highest (Q5)901922.8
Caregiver education
 Never attended767619.4
 Primary30,56977.2
 Secondary or higher13333.4
OVC nutritional status (MUAC)
 Green (healthy)23,15658.5
 Yellow (moderately malnourished)14163.4
 Red (severely malnourished)1440.4
 Unknown14,86237.6
Household member(s) has health insurance card
 Yes581314.7
 No33,76585.3
Place of residence
 Rural21,58554.5
 Urban17,99345.5