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Table 1 Baseline characteristics TASO clients receiving and not receiving food assistance

From: The impact of food assistance on weight gain and disease progression among HIV-infected individuals accessing AIDS care and treatment services in Uganda

  Recipients of Food Assistance (n = 3370) Non Recipients of Food Assistance (n = 11,111)
Age (yrs) 38.3 39.0
Sex (Female) 2,623 (77.8%) 7,814 (70.3%)
Receipt of ART 556 (16.5%) 1,155 (10.4%)
Baseline Weight (kgs) 53.6 53.5
Baseline WHO Status   
   Stage I 334 (9.9%) 1,546 (13.9%)
   Stage II 2,358 (70.0%) 7,502 (67.5%)
   Stage III 619 (18.4%) 1,886 (17.0%)
   Stage IV 59 (1.8%) 177 (1.59%)
Education Level   
   Primary 1,192 (59.1%) 6,586 (59.3%)
   Secondary 642 (19.1%) 1,960 (17.6%)
   Other/None 736 (21.8%) 2,565 (23.1)
Marriage Status   
   Married/Cohabiting 1,439 (42.7%) 5,274 (47.5%)
   Divorced/Separated 544 (16.1%) 1,721 (15.5%)
   Never Married 96 (2.9%) 383 (3.5%)
   Widowed 1,235 (36.7%) 3,448 (31.0%)
   Other 56 (1.7%) 285 (2.6%)
Occupation   
   Casual Laborer 270 (8.0%) 826 (7.4%)
   Paid Employee 157 (4.7%) 649 (5.8%)
   Peasant Farmer 1,312 (38.9%) 5,529 (49.8%)
   Vendor 295 (8.8%) 893 (8.0%)
   Other 1,336 (39.6%) 3,214 (28.9%)
Distance to TASO Center   
   <10 kms 1,527 (45.3%) 2,972 (26.8%)
   10-20 kms 623 (18.5%) 1,716 (15.4)
   >20 kms 1,220 (36.2%) 6,423 (57.8%)