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Table 2 Health characteristics

From: Use of traditional complementary and alternative medicine for HIV patients in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Variable N = 618 %
Time since HIV diagnosis   
   ≤ 1 year (2007/8) 454 75.2
   1–2 years (2006) 61 10.1
   > 2–3 years (2005) 30 5.0
   > 3 years (2004–1995) 59 9.8
CD4 count (cells/uL)   
   1–49 135 22.7
   50–99 145 24.4
   100–149 128 21.5
   150–199 150 25.3
   200 + 36 6.1
Number of HIV symptoms (range 0–55) Median = 5.00 Interquartile range = 12.00
HIV disease & HIV treatment related knowledge (better informed than most) 509 82.9
Information involvement score   
   4.0 345 56.7
   3.0–3.9 255 41.9
   < 3.0 9 1.5
Degree of trust in medical provider score   
   100 380 62.1
   75–99 207 33.8
   0–74 25 4.1
Discrimination by health care provider 17 2.8
Decision involvement score   
   4.0 281 46.8
   3.0–3.9 300 49.9
   < 3.0 20 3.3