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Table 1 Baseline demographic characteristics and associated mortality and opportunistic infections of 340 HIV-infected patients in Jimma University Specialized Hospital, from January 2006 to December 2011

From: Nutritional status and its effect on treatment outcome among HIV infected clients receiving HAART in Ethiopia: a cohort study

Characteristics Number of patients (%) Number of deaths (%) Number of OI (%)
Sex
 Male 140 (41.2) 19 (45.2) 38 (45.8)
 Female 200 (58.8) 23 (54.8) 45 (54.2)
BMI
 <18.5 170 (50) 25 (59.5) 55 (66.3)
 ≥18.5 170 (50) 17 (40.5) 28 (33.7)
Religion
 Orthodox 203 (59.7) 29 (69) 44 (53)
 Muslim 100 (29.4) 13 (31) 26 (31.3)
 Protestant 31 (9.1) 0 11 (13.3)
 Catholic 2 (0.6) 0 1 (1.2)
 Others 2 (0.6) 0 0
Age (years)
 <30 174 (51.2) 21 (50.0) 46 (55.4)
 30–39 94 (27.6) 11 (26.2) 21 (25.3)
 40–49 57 (16.8) 6 (14.3) 12 (14.5)
 >50 15 (4.4) 4 (9.5) 4 (4.8)
Marital status
 Single 43 (12.6) 7 (16.7) 10 (12.0)
 Married 116 (34.1) 16 (38.1) 36 (43.4)
 Widowed 22 (6.5) 1 (2.4) 5 (6.0)
 Divorced 44 (12.9) 8 (19.0) 9 (10.8)
Occupation
 Gov’t employee 98 (28.8) 14 (33.3) 19 (22.9)
 Merchant 5 (1.5) 0 (0) 2 (2.4)
 Unemployed 189 (55.6) 25 (59.5) 51 (61.4)
 Private org 37 (10.9) 2 (4.8) 10 (12.0)
 NGO’s 5 (1.5) 1 (2.4) 0 (0)
Educational status
 Not educated 69 (20.3) 4 (9.5) 24 (28.9)
 Primary 122 (35.9) 17 (40.5) 25 (30.1)
 Secondary 106 (31.2) 14 (33.3) 21 (25.3)
 Tertiary 42 (12.4) 7 (1.7) 12 (14.4)