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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of HIV infected patients initiating antiretroviral therapy

From: Predictors of mortality among HIV infected patients taking antiretroviral treatment in Ethiopia: a retrospective cohort study

  All patients, ¥N (%) Patients with CD4 count≤200 (n = 1149) Patients with CD4 count>200 (n = 361)
Sex
 Male 574 (37.3) 431 (37.6) 131 (36.3)
 Female 963 (62.5) 715 (62.4) 230 (63.7)
Age (Median, IQR) 32 (28–40) 32 (28.0–40.0) 35 (28.0–40.0)
Religion    
 Muslim 305 (19.8) 220 (19.1) 76 (21.1)
 Orthodox 1074 (69.9) 812 (70.7) 241 (66.8)
 Protestant 144 (9.4) 103 (9.0) 41 (11.4)
 Others 14 (0.9) 14 (1.2) 3 (0.8)
Education
 No education 261 (17.0) 185 (16.1) 67 (18.6)
 Primary 681 (44.3) 490 (42.7) 178 (49.3)
 Secondary 500 (32.5) 391 (34.1) 102 (28.3)
 Tertiary 96 (6.2) 81 (7.1) 14 (3.9)
Marital status
 Never Married 287 (18.6) 217 (18.9) 65 (18.0)
 Married 606 (39.4) 475 (41.4) 124 (34.3)
 Separated 288 (18.7) 206 (17.9) 74 (20.5)
 Divorced 116 (7.5) 89 (7.8) 22 (6.1)
 Widowed 242 (15.7) 161 (14.0) 76 (21.1)
Occupation    
 Merchant 75 (7.4) 60 (7.7) 15 (6.7)
 Gov. Employee 157 (15.5) 122 (15.6) 33 (14.8)
 Non-Gov. Employee 41 (4.1) 34 (4.4) 7 (3.1)
 Day Laborer 174 (17.2) 130 (16.7) 44 (19.7)
 Job-less 402 (39.7) 303 (38.8) 94 (42.2)
 Other 163 (16.2) 131 (16.8) 30 (13.5)
Past co-trimoxazole treatment
 Yes 758 (49.2) 576 (50.1) 171 (47.4)
 No 782 (50.8) 573 (49.9) 190 (52.6)
WHO stage at baseline
 Stage I 92 (6.0) 76 (6.7) 15 (4.2)
 Stage II 348 (22.7) 282 (24.7) 63 (17.5)
 Stage III 890 (58.2) 633 (55.5) 239 (66.6)
 Stage IV 200 (13.1) 150 (13.1) 42 (11.7)
Baseline CD4 count, median (IQR) 135 (76.0–198.3) 107 (64.0–154.0) 253 (223.3–304.0)
Weight at baseline in kgs, median (IQR) 50.0 (44.0–56.0) 50 (44.0–56.0) 50 (45.0–57.0)
  1. ¥Number and percentages unless indicated otherwise. IQR, inter-quartile rage.