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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of included participants

From: Screening for cryptococcal antigenemia using the lateral flow assay in antiretroviral therapy-naïve HIV-positive adults at an Ethiopian hospital clinic

  Total (n = 129)
Age, median (IQR) 35 (28–39)
Female gender 83 (64)
Pregnant, n (% of females) 1 (1)
Rural residence 18 (11)
BMI—kg/m2, median (IQR) 20 (18–22)
MUAC—cm, median (IQR) 23 (21–26)
CD4 cell count—cells/μL, median (IQR) 210 (110–309)
CD4 cell count <100 cells/μL 29 (23)
CD4 cell count <200 cells/μL 57 (45)
Hemoglobin—g/dL, median (IQR) 12 (11–13)
Study nurse investigations
 Currently diagnosed with TB 6 (5)
 WHO HIV disease stage  
 1–2 58 (47)
 3 60 (48)
 4 6 (5)
 Neck stiffness 4 (3.2)
 Neurologic deficit 0 (0)
 Confusion 0 (0)
Self-reported symptoms
 Fever 48 (37.5)
 Night sweat 41 (32.3)
 Weight loss 58 (45.0)
 Fatigue 50 (40.3)
 Cough 33 (25.6)
 Diarrhea 19 (14.7)
 Headache 64 (49.6)
  1. IQR interquartile range, BMI body-mass index, MUAC mid-upper arm circumference
  2. Data presented as n (%), if not stated otherwise