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Table 1 Baseline Characteristics of infants and Children who Received ART by Age Group - Livingstone Central Hospital, Zambia (2003–2015)

From: Long-term survival outcomes of HIV infected children receiving antiretroviral therapy: an observational study from Zambia (2003–2015)

Characteristic < 1 year 1–5 years 6–15 years Total
  N = 179 (17%) N = 387 (37%) 473 (46%) N = 1039
Gender n(%)
 Female 84 (16%) 182 (35%) 254 (49%) 520
 Male 95 (18%) 205 (40%) 219 (42%) 519
Age(years) at ART initiation Median (IQR) 0.5 (0.3–0.8) 2.0 (1.4–3.2) 10.2 (7.4–13) 3.6 (1.3–8.6)
Duration (years) on treatment Median(IQR) 2.1 (0.5–5.2) 4.2 (1.2–6.5) 4.1 (1.9–6.7) 3.8 (1.2–6.5)
Duration of time (weeks) from diagnosis to ART initiation Median (IQR) 7 (2–11) 5 (2–15) 7 (2–39) 6 (2–19)
Who is the child’s Guardian
 Mother 150 (21%) 316 (44%) 255 (35%) 721
 Father 5 (11%) 8 (18%) 30 (68%) 44
 Grandparent 6 (8%) 24 (32%) 46 (61%) 76
 Sibling 0 1 (6%) 14 (88%) 16
 other relative 5 (4%) 22 (17%) 99 (79%) 126
missing 13 (22%) 16 (28%) 29 (50%) 56
Point of Entry into HIV care
 Out-patients departments 22 (13%) 44 (25%) 110 (63%) 176
 Inpatient Wards 80 (26%) 152 (50%) 72 (24%) 304
 Delivery wards 30 (100%) 0 0 30
 VCT clinic(FSU) 11 (9%) 42 (33%) 72 (57%) 127
 TB clinic 3 (25%) 3 (25%) 6 (50%) 12
missing 58 (15%) 129 (33%) 205 (52%) 390
Educational level of caregiver
 None 2 (10%) 11 (58%) 6 (52%) 19
 Primary or secondary school 113 (18%) 226 (37%) 272 (44%) 612
 Some college or university 11 (18%) 16 (27%) 32 (53%) 60
missing 53 (15%) 134 (38%) 163 (47%) 348
Does the family have a phone
 Yes 102 (14%) 243 (35%) 358 (51%) 705
 Has HIV status been disclosed to the child     
 Yes 0 0 191 (100%) 191