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Table 5 Subjects reporting problems in the EQ-5D dimensions (%) and median EQ VAS score by ART status across CD4 count strata

From: Quality of life in individuals living with HIV/AIDS attending a public sector antiretroviral service in Cape Town, South Africa

  Total ART-naïve ART P value
  N (%) N (%) N (%)  
Mobility (CD4 count, cells/μL)     
≤200 16 (6.9) 14 (8.6) 2 (2.9) 0.113
201-350 13 (5.4) 6 (6.0) 7 (5.0) 0.736
351-500 6 (3.9) 3 (4.7) 3 (3.3) 0.649
>500 16 (10.3) 10 (13.2) 6 (7.5) 0.244
Self care     
≤200 1 (0.4) 1(0.61) 0 (0.0) 0.511
201-350 1 (0.4) 1 (1.0) 0 (0.0) 0.236
351-500 1 (0.6) 0 (0.0) 1 (1.1) 0.403
>500 3 (1.9) 3 (4.0) 0 (0.0) 0.073
Usual activities     
≤200 6 (2.6) 6 (3.7) 0 (0.0) 0.104
201-350 4 (1.7) 2 (2.0) 2 (1,4) 0.733
351-500 2 (1.3) 0 (0.0) 2 (2.0) 0.235
>500 4 (2.6) 3 (4.0) 1 (1.3) 0.281
Pain/discomfort     
≤200 68 (29.2) 50 (30.7) 18 (25.7) 0.445
201-350 53 (22.1) 27 (27.0) 26 (18.6) 0.121
351-500 34 (21.8) 12 (18.8) 22 (23.9) 0.442
>500 42 (26.9) 22 (29.0) 20 (25.0) 0.578
Depression/anxiety     
≤200 32 (13.7) 22 (13.5) 10 (14.3) 0.873
201-350 33 (13.8) 10 (10.0) 23 (16.4) 0.154
351-500 18 (11.5) 7 (10.9) 11 (12.0) 0.845
>500 24 (15.4) 17 (22.4) 7 (8.8) 0.018
VAS score, median (IQR)     
≤200 80 (70–90) 80 (60–90) 90 (80–100) 0.0003
201-350 90 (70–95) 80 (70–90) 90 (80–100) 0.0004
351-500 90 (80–100) 82.5 (80–100) 90 (77.5-100) 0.455
>500 80 (70–90) 80 (70–90) 90 (80–100) 0.004