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Table 1 Characteristics of HIV-infected individuals with tuberculosis registered at MPC before and after implementation of the 2011 Malawi national ART/PMTCT guidelines, January 2011 and December 2011

From: Timing of antiretroviral therapy and regimen for HIV-infected patients with tuberculosis: the effect of revised HIV guidelines in Malawi

  Before (n = 377) After (n = 308) P-value
Female (%) 132 35% 106 34% 0.870
Age (years) Median (IQR) 34 (29–40) 34 (29–39) 0.459
  15-34 204 54% 157 51% 0.413
  35+ 173 46% 151 49%  
Type of TB      
  Extrapulmonary 88 25% 65 22% 0.545
  Smear-positive pulmonary 104 29% 83 28%  
  Smear-positive pulmonary 164 46% 149 50%  
TB categoryβ      
  New 341 91% 282 92% 0.646
  Retreatment 33 9% 24 8%  
HIV test£      
  Before TB diagnosis 208 60% 167 56% 0.312
  After TB diagnosis 141 40% 133 44%  
Enrolled in HIV care      
  Before TB diagnosis 53 14% 59 18% 0.084
  After TB diagnosis 336 86% 262 82%  
Started ART      
  By 2 weeks 112 30% 142 46% <0.001
  By 6 month 257 68% 237 77% 0.013
  Total 262 70% 240 78% 0.013
  1. 32 had missing data on TB types, β5 had missing data TB category, £36 had unknown time of HIV test.