Table 5

Negative and positive coping strategies

Coping strategyTotal (n=81)Tanzania (n=40)Malawi (n=20)Ghana (n=21)
n%n%n%
Negative coping59348514701152
 Risk-taking behaviours5234851050838
 Relating poorly23923840629
Positive coping793998201002095
 Problem-focused coping70338319951886
 Social coping63307519951467
 Spiritual coping21923525733
 Preventive coping18164021000
 Emotion-focused coping1382042015