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Table 1 Patients’ characteristics at first assessment for ART eligibility

From: Patients’ worries before starting antiretroviral therapy and their association with treatment adherence and outcomes: a prospective study in rural Uganda, 2004 - 2009

  ART eligibility status  
Patients’ characteristics Eligible Not eligible Total
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Total 217 (52) 204 (48) 421 (100)
Gender       
  Males 79 (36) 71 (35) 150 (36)
  Females 138 (64) 133 (65) 271 (64)
WHO clinical stage       
   1 38 (18) 109 (53) 147 (35)
   2 64 (29) 67 (33) 131 (31)
   3 81 (37) 28 (14) 109 (26)
   4 34 (16) 0 (0) 34 (8)
Age (years)       
  13-19 7 (3) 3 (1) 10 (2)
  20-29 53 (24) 40 (20) 93 (22)
  30-39 81 (37) 90 (44) 171 (22)
  40 + 76 (35) 71 (35) 147 (35)
Mean (SD) 37.0 (11.8) 37.0 (10.4) 37.0 (11.1)
Median [IQR] 35.0 [29-43] 36.0 [30-43] 35.0 [30-43]
Range 14 – 78 14 – 72 14-78
CD4 cell counts/μL1       
  <200 186 (86) 0 (0) 186 (45)
  ≥200 30 (14) 202 (100) 232 (56)
Mean (SD) 127 (155) 519 (254) 317 (287)
Median [IQR] 114 [37-179] 466 [314-663] 225 [107-466]
Range 1 – 1764 201 – 1298 1-1764
  1. SD - standard deviation IQR - inter-quartile range.
  2. 1One person eligible for ART had CD4 missing while 2 people not eligible for ART had CD4 missing.
  3. Some percentages do not add up to exactly 100 because of rounding off errors.