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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study participants, Arba Minch Hospital, 2006

From: Antiretroviral therapy at a district hospital in Ethiopia prevents death and tuberculosis in a cohort of HIV patients

  Observation period
Characteristic Pre-HAART HAART
Mean age in years (SD) 33 (8.9) 34 (9.0)
Gender; count (%)   
   Male 90 (49) 102 (57)
   Female 95 (51) 78 (43)
WHO stage; count (%)   
   II 28 (15) 15 (8)
   III 132 (71) 120 (67)
   IV 25 (14) 45 (25)
Median TLC/ml (range) 1200 (200–380) 1140 (200–4800)
Mean Hgb (SD) 8.6 (2.2) 9.2 (1.9)
Oral thrush; count (%) 67 (36) 50 (28)
  1. TLC=Total lymphocyte count; Hgb=Haemoglobin in gram per decilitre; SD=Standard deviation