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Table 2 Health and behavioral characteristics

From: Antiretroviral treatment adherence among HIV patients in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Variable N = 519 %
Time since HIV diagnosis   
   2007/8 379 75.2
   2006-1995 125 24.8
CD4 count (cells/uL) = Median = 130 (IQR = 72-185) (at baseline: Median = 119; IQR = 59-163)   
   1-99 188 37.2
   100-200 232 45.9
   >200 85 16.8
Number of HIV symptoms (range 0-20) M(SD) 1.21 (2.60)
Overall Quality of Life (range 1-5) M(SD) 4.3 (0.7)
General health perceptions (range 1-5) M(SD) 4.4(0.7)
Depression score (range 10-40) M(SD) 17.3(3.3)
Receiving TB treatment 34 6.6
Hospital admission in the past 6 months 53 10.3
Participated in support group in the past 6 months 14 2.7
Seen someone for counseling/support in the past 6 months 123 23.8
Seen an ARV treatment buddy in the past 6 months 132* 25.6
Had alcohol in the past month 13 2.5
AUDIT-C 4 or more 10 1.9
Stigma score (range 0-7) M(SD) 2.8 (1.8)
Discrimination experience score (range 0-5) M(SD) 0.87 (1.11)
Social support score (range 3-12) M(SD) 8.3 (2.3)
  1. *Of those who saw a treatment buddy, 93% saw a buddy only once in the past 6 months