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Table 2 Baseline clinical characteristics of HIV patients in Fiche Hospital (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 (%)
Functional status
 Working 49 (30.1) 216 (54.2) 265 (54.2) 0.0001
 Ambulatory 94 (57.7) 103 (31.6) 197 (40.3)  
 Bedridden 20 (12.3) 7 (2.1) 27 (5.5)  
WHO clinical stage
 Stage I 7 (4.3) 41 (12.6) 48 (9.8) 0.0001
 Stage II 58 (35.6) 139 (42.6) 197 (40.3)  
 Stage III 84 (51.5) 136 (41.7) 220 (45)  
 Stage IV 14 (8.6) 10 (3.1) 24 (4.9)  
TB history
 Yes 75 (46) 73 (22.4) 148 (30.3) 0.0001
 No 88 (54) 253 (77.6) 341 (69.7)  
Hemoglobin count (g/dl)
 <10 34 (21.5) 30 (9.7) 64 (13.7) 0.0001
 ≥10 124 (78.5) 279 (90.3) 403 (86.3)  
Previous OIs
 None 86 (52.8) 218 (66.9) 304 (62.2) 0.0001
 One 18 (11.0) 50 (15.3) 68 (13.9)  
 2+ 59 (36.2) 58 (17.8) 117 (23.9)