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Table 2 Baseline characteristics at antiretroviral treatment (ART) initiation of 2170 children.

From: 12-month mortality and loss-to-program in antiretroviral-treated children: The IeDEA pediatric West African Database to evaluate AIDS (pWADA), 2000-2008

Site N Girl (%) Median Age (years) (IQR) %AIDS or clinical stage IV (%Missing) Initial ART regimen (%) Median CD4 cell count (IQR) Median CD4 percent (IQR) %Immuno-supression* (%Missing) %CTX
Status$ (%Missing)
Year of ART initiation
      2NRTI+1NNRTI 2NRTI
+1 PI
Others      ≤ 2004 2005 ≥ 2006
UPEIV 71 46.5 4 (2-7) 24.3 (1.4) 0.0 100.0 0.0 291 (132-517) 8(5-12) 89.9 (2.8) 100.0 (1.4) 50.7 19.7 29.6
CEPREF 306 42.5 6 (3-9) 20.2 (1.6) 63.1 33.3 3.6 356 (106-728) 11 (6-16) 79.5 (15.4) 32.8 (0.3) 12.7 50.7 36.6
MTCT Plus 74 52.7 2 (1-4) 10.3 (21.6) 35.1 64.9 0.0 858 (437-1285) 18 (14-24) 57.7 (4.1) 89.7 (21.6) 41.9 23.0 35.1
CHU Yopougon 650 48.3 6(3-10) 0.5 (4.0) 46.0 53.5 0.5 445 (201-738) 14(7-21) 60.1 (14.5) 15.6 (0.6) 52.3 24.2 23.5
CIRBA 141 47.5 4 (2-7) 53.3 (5.1) 66.7 31.9 1.4 393 (227-947) 14 (6-20) 72.0 (46.8) 71.2 (48.2) 13.5 19.9 66.7
FAJARA 23 47.8 6 (4-12) - (100.0) 82.6 13.0 4.3 305 (220-580) 15 (9-19) 50.0 (4.3) - (100.0) 4.3 34.8 60.9
KBTH 128 47.7 6 (3-8) 3.9 (0.0) 96.9 0.0 3.1 332 (77-684) 11 (4-17) 65.6 (25.0) 93.8 (0.0) 11.7 51.6 36.7
Albert Royer 104 43.3 7 (4-10) 55.3 (1.0) 81.7 15.4 2.9 340 (31-610) 9 (4-15) 63.9 (41.3) 92.3 (0.0) 32.7 20.2 47.1
Gabriel Toure 673 40.4 4 (2-8) 30.4 (2.2) 75.2 23.0 1.8 335 (115-602) - 55.8 (16.3) - (100.0) 39.8 18.0 42.2
Total 2170 44.8 5 (2-9) 19.1 (13.2) 62.0 36.3 1.7 385 (142-691) 13 (7-19) 63.4 (18.3) 42.7 (36.2) 36.0 27.1 36.9
  1. IeDEA paediatric West Africa database (pWADA), 2000-2007.
  2. IQR: Interquartile range, NRTI: Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NNRTI: Non nucleoside reverses transcriptase inhibitors,
  3. PI: protease inhibitors, KBTH: Korlebu Teaching Hospital, Accra, UPEIV: Hôpital d'Instruction des armées, Cotonou, CTX: Cotrimoxazole
  4. * According to WHO definition [4], $ at ART initiation