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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of HIV-positive patients at ART initiation in Fiche Hospital, North Shoa, 2006–2013, (N = 489)

From: Pre-ART nutritional status and its association with mortality in adult patients enrolled on ART at Fiche Hospital in North Shoa, Oromia region, Ethiopia: a retrospective cohort study

Characteristics Malnourished (n = 163) Non malnourished (n = 326) Total (N = 489) P value
Number (%) Number (%) Number (%)
Sex
 Male 95 (58.3) 140 (42.9) 235 (48.1) 0.002
 Female 68 (41.7) 186 (57.1) 254 (51.9)  
Age groups (years)
 18–29 68 (41.7) 133 (40.8) 201 (41.1) 0.786
 30–39 53 (32.5) 96 (29.4) 149 (30.5)  
 40–49 31 (19.0) 69 (21.2) 100 (20.4)  
 50+ 11 (6.7) 28 (8.6) 39 (8.0)  
Marital status
 Single 24 (14.7) 37 (11.3) 61 (12.5) 0.139
 Married 71 (43.6) 179 (54.9) 250 (51.1)  
 Separated 21 (12.9) 43 (13.2) 64 (13.1)  
 Divorced 22 (13.5) 31 (9.5) 53 (10.8)  
 Widowed 25 (15.3) 36 (11.0) 61 (12.5)  
Educational status
 No education 60 (36.8) 78 (23.9) 138 (28.2) 0.004
 Primary 57 (35.0) 107 (32.8) 164 (33.5)  
 Secondary 36 (22.1) 116 (35.6) 152 (31.1)  
 Tertiary 10 (6.1) 25 (7.7) 35 (7.2)  
  1. P value <0.05 = statistically significant difference