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Table 1 Base line socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of children on ART, Mekelle, hospital, and Northern Ethiopia

From: Predictors of mortality among HIV infected children on anti-retroviral therapy in Mekelle Hospital, Northern Ethiopia: a retrospective cohort study

Baseline variables Survival status, N = 416
  Censored DEAD Total
  N % N % N  
Sex (N = 416)       
  Male 190 48.00 10 50.00 200 48.10
  Female 206 52.00 10 50.00 216 51.90
Age at ART initiation (N = 416)      
  ≥120 months 56 14.14 3 15.00 59 14.18
  60-120 months 140 35.35 4 20.00 144 34.62
  36-59 months 69 17.42 1 5.00 70 16.83
  18-35 months 73 18.43 4 20.00 77 18.51
  <18 months 58 14.65 8 40.00 66 15.87
Primary care giver (N = 402)       
  Parents 294 77.00 18 90.0 312 77.60
  Relatives 66 17.30 1 5.00 67 16.70
  Guardians & Orphan 22 5.80 1 5.00 23 5.70
  Missing      14 3.36
TB at baseline (416)      
  Yes 112 28.30 15 75.00 127 30.53
  No 284 71.72 5 25.00 289 69.47
Baseline WHO clinical stage (N = 416)      
  stage I & II 93 23.50 1 5.0 94 22.60
  stage III 187 47.20 14 70.0 201 48.30
  stage IV 116 29.30 5 25.0 121 29.10
CD4 percentage (N = 412)       
  ≥10% 223 56.89 6 30 229 55.58
  <10% 169 43.11 14 70 183 44.42
Hemoglobin level (N = 408)       
  ≥8 g/dl 363 93.56 15 75 378 92.65
  <8 g/dl 25 6.44 5 25 30 7.35