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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of newly admitted HIV-patients at Connaught Hospital

From: Causes of hospitalization and predictors of HIV-associated mortality at the main referral hospital in Sierra Leone: a prospective study

Characteristics N (%)
173 (100%)
Gender
 Male 70 (40.5)
 Female 103 (59.5)
Age, years
 Median, IQR 34 (28–44)
 15–24 25 (14.5)
 25–34 68 (39.3)
 35–44 40 (23.1)
 45–54 26 (15.0)
 55–64 9 (5.2)
 > 64 5 (2.9)
Educational level
 None 51 (29.5)
 Primary 19 (11.0)
 Secondary 88 (50.9)
 Tertiary 15 (8.7)
Marital Status
 Married 52 (30.1)
 Single 116 (67.0)
 Unknown 5 (2.9)
Occupation
 Trader/Business 68 (39.3)
 Student 19 (11.0)
 Unemployed 4 (2.3)
 Other 82 (47.4)
Risk factors
 Smoking 35 (20.2)
 Alcohol use 39 (22.5)
 Illicit drugs 9 (5.2)
HIV status
 Known before admission
  < 12 months 21 (12.2)
  > 12 months 53 (30.6)
 Diagnosed during hospitalization 89 (51.4)
 Unknown 10 (5.8)
ART regimens, N = 64 (100%)
 TDF + 3TC + EFV 54 (84.4)
 AZT + 3TC + NVP 7 (10.9)
 AZT + 3TC + EFV 1 (1.6)
 AZT + 3TC + LPV/r 2 (3.1)
CD4 count, cells/μL, N = 112 (100%)
 Median, IQR 87 (25–266)
 < 100 56 (32.3)
 100–199 22 (12.7)
 200–349 15 (8.7)
 ≥ 350 19 (11.0)
 Not obtained 61 (35.3)
WHO clinical staging
 Stage 1 1 (0.6)
 Stage 2 28 (16.1)
 Stage 3 115 (66.5)
 Stage 4 29 (16.8)
  1. IQR interquartile range, AZT zidovudine, TDF tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, 3TC lamivudine, EFV efavirenz, NVP nevirapine, LPV/r lopinavir/ritonavir