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Table 2 Prison related and clinical characteristics of prisoners at central prison (Kaliti), Addis Ababa Ethiopia, 2016, (n = 400)

From: Two-third of inmates were depressed among HIV positive prisoners at central prison (Kaliti), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Variables Category Frequency Percentage
Length of stay in prison (years) < 1 107 26.8
1–3 149 37.3
4–6 57 14.3
7–9 52 13.0
10+ 35 8.8
Ever convicted Yes 36 9.0
No 364 91.0
How many times ever convicted Once 19 52.8
Twice 17 47.2
History of chronic illness Yes 91 22.8
No 309 77.2
History of psychiatric illness Yes 28 7.0
No 372 93.0
Family history of psychiatric illness Yes 24 6.0
No 376 94.0
Time since patient known his sero-status (years) < 1 29 7.3
1–3 69 17.3
3–5 82 20.5
> 5 220 55.0
CD4 count ≤ 500 62 15.5
> 500 338 84.5
WHO clinical stage I 241 60.2
II 95 23.8
III 56 14.0
IV 8 2.0
On ART Yes 254 63.5
No 146 36.5
ART regimen 1c 38 15
1d 25 9.8
1e 136 69.3
1f 15 5.9
Lost partner related to HIV Yes 25 8.9
No 255 91.1
Do you have children Yes 275 68.8
No 125 31.3
Children’s HIV status Positive 23 8.4
Negative 206 74.9
Ever hospitalized Yes 78 19.5
No 322 80.5