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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of HBAC study participants Tororo and Busia Districts, Uganda, 2003-9, according to type of monitoring: viral load arm

From: No differences in clinical outcomes with the addition of viral load testing to CD4 cell count monitoring among HIV infected participants receiving ART in rural Uganda: Long-term results from the Home Based AIDS Care Project

  ALL Viral load arm CD4 arm  
Variable N % n % n % p-value
Sex
F 810 72.7 409 73.0 401 72.4 0.807
M 304 27.3 151 27.0 153 27.6  
Baseline CD4
<50 197 17.7 97 17.4 100 18.1 0.824
50–200 645 58.1 322 57.7 323 58.5  
>200 268 24.1 139 24.9 129 23.4  
Baseline viral load
<1000 35 3.2 17 3.1 18 3.3 0.434
1000–9999 47 4.3 28 5.1 19 3.5  
10,000–99,999 311 28.3 148 26.8 163 29.9  
> = 100,000 705 64.2 360 65.1 345 63.3  
Baseline BMI
<18.5 302 27.8 149 27.4 153 28.1 0.347
18.5–24.9 713 65.5 351 64.5 362 66.5  
25–29.9 53 4.9 32 5.9 21 3.9  
> = 30 20 1.8 12 2.2 8 1.5