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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the cohort participants

From: Incidence rate of sexually transmitted infections among HIV infected patients on long-term ART in an urban and a rural clinic in Uganda

Variable N Urban (IDI) N Rural (TASO)
N (%) N (%)
Baseline Age in years 402   610  
 18–34   118 (29.3)   52 (8.5)
 35–44   180 (44.8)   274 (44.9)
 > 45   104 (25.9)   284 (46.6)
Gender
 Female   280 (69.6)   462 (75.7)
 Male   122 (30.4)   148 (24.3)
Marital status
 Married/cohabiting   187 (46.5)   278 (46.6)
 not married   215 (53.5)   332 (54.4)
Educational level
 No formal education   15 (3.7)   110 (18.0)
 Primary Level   173 (43.0)   285 (46.7)
 ≥ Secondary level   214 (53.3)   215 (35.3)
Employment
 Formal employment   178 (44.3)   105 (17.6)
 No formal employment   224 (55.7)   491 (82.4)
Baseline ART regimen
 ZDV 3TC EFV   123 (33.5)   113 (18.5)
 D4T 3TC NVP   66 (18.0)   0
 ZDV 3TC NVP   0   356 (58.3)
 TDF based regimen   177 (48.5)   141 (23.0)
 Mean time on ART   8.7 (SD 1.2)   7.0 (SD 0.3)
Baseline Viral load
 Mean log 10 Viral load copies/ml   2.65 (SD 0.34)   1.91 (SD 1.27)
 < 1000 cells/ml   385 (96)   501 (82.1)
 ≥ 1000 cells/ml   16 (4.0)   109 (17.9)
Baseline CD4 cell/mm3
 Mean CD4   426(SD 194.4)   564.3 (284.2)
 < 200 cells/mm3   43 (10.7)   54 (8.85)
 200–499 cells/mm3   237 (60.0)   213 (34.9)
 > 499 cells/mm3   122 (30.4)   340 (55.7)
WHO Staging
 Stage 1   2 (0.5)   25 (4.2)
 Stage 2   51(12.7)   243 (41.3)
 stage 3   232 (57.7)   205 (34.8)
 Stage 4   117 (29.1)   116 (19.7)