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Table 1 Sample characteristics, disease and body composition profiles

From: Assessment of quality of life in HAART-treated HIV-positive subjects with body fat redistribution in Rwanda

  HIV+noBFR HIV+BFR p
Age (years) 37.6 ± 6.3 37.5 ± 6.9 0.909
Number (females) 50 (60%) 50 (60%) -
Occupation    
   Public or private employment 6 (12%) 7 (14%) 0.685
   Farming or livestock 29 (58%) 27 (54%) 0.896
   Self-employed 9 (18%) 10 (20%) 0.985
   Unemployed 6 (12%) 6 (12%) 1.000
Education    
   ≤ Secondary (High) school 20 (40%) 21 (42%) 0.986
   Secondary (High) school 30 (60%) 29 (58%) 0.983
   Tertiary (College) education 1 (2%) - -
Marital status    
   Married 21 (42%) 9 (18%) 0.003
   Separated 5 (10%) 6 (12%) 0.863
   Widow or widower 18 (36%) 24 (48%) 0.060
   Cohabiting 6 (12%) 11 (22%) 0.019
Smoking    
   Yes 10 (20%) 7 (14%) 0.212
   No 40 (80%) 43 (86%) 0.531
No. of years known to be HIV+    
   ≤ 4 years 18 (36%) 9 (18%) 0.007
   5–10 years 22 (44%) 25 (50%) 0.231
   ≥ 11 years 10 (20%) 16 (32%) 0.012
CD4 cell count (cells/μl) 314 ± 160 347 ± 161 0.303
HAART duration (weeks) 45.7 (18.1) 62.7 (27.6) <.0001
Body composition    
   Body mass index (kg/m2) 25.5 ± 2.8 24.4 ± 2.7 0.064
   Waist (cm) 85.0 ± 7.0 92.3 ± 6.9 <.0001
   Hip (cm) 100.3 ± 4.3 93.7 ± 6.8 <.0001
   Waist-to-hip ratio 0.85 ± 0.1 0.98 ± 0.1 <.0001
Skinfold (mm)    
   Total skinfolds 60.4 ± 9.8 62.7 ± 12.9 0.378
   Body fat mass (%) 29.1 ± 5.0 29.3 ± 4.3 0.846
  1. Data expressed as mean ± SD, number (%) median (interquartile range); HIV+noBFR, HIV+ subjects with no body fat redistribution; HIV+BFR, HIV+ subjects with body fat redistribution.