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Table 3 Characteristics of mental health symptoms and clinical variables among HIV+ patients in Tanzania

From: Mental health symptoms and inflammatory markers among HIV infected patients in Tanzania

Characteristic Male % (n) Female % (n) p value Has Mental Health Symptoms No Mental Health Symptoms p value
Baseline Viral Load (n = 385) 0.826    0.333
 Unsuppressed 8.3 (8) 7.6 (22)   6.3 (10) 9 (20)  
 Suppressed 91.7 (88) 92.4 (266)   93.7 (148) 91 (201)  
Current Viral Load (n = 385) 0.826    0.333
 Unsuppressed 8.3 (8) 7.6 (22)   6.3 (10) 9 (20)  
 Suppressed 91.7 (88) 92.4 (266)   93.7 (148) 91 (201)  
Baseline CD4 (n = 356) 0.56    0.376
  < =350 71.9 (64) 65.8 (175)   65.4 (100) 69.2 (137)  
 351–500 13.5 (12) 15.8 (42)   14.4 (22) 16.2 (32)  
  > 500 14.6 (13) 18.4 (49)   20.3 (31) 14.6 (29)  
Current CD4 (n = 355) 0.795    0.786
  < =350 29.2 (26) 26.0 (69)   27 (41) 27.3 (54)  
 351–500 28.1 (25) 27.5 (73)   26.3 (40) 29.3 (58)  
  > 500 42.7 (38) 46.4 (123)   46.7 (71) 43.4 (86)  
ART adherence in the past week (n = 406) 0.146    < 0.001
 Adhered 94.9 (94) 90.2 (277)   85.1 (143) 95.7 (223)  
 Non-dherence 5.1 (5) 9.8 (30)   14.9 (25) 4.3 (10)  
ART adherence in the past month 0.831    0.029
 Adhered 84.8 (84) 85.7 (264)   81.1 (137) 88.8 (207)  
Non Adherence 15.2 (15) 14.3 (44)   18.9 (32) 11.2 (26)  
ART Duration (Years) 0.19    0.16
 Median (IQR) 6.5 (4.60–9.50) 7.45 (4.30–9.89)   7.6 (4.40–9.89) 7 (4.40–9.85)  
ART Duration (n = 406) 0.993    0.184
  < 1 year 3.0 (3) 3.3 (10)   2.4 (4) 3.9 (9)  
 1–3 Year 13.1 (13) 13.1 (40)   16.1 (27) 10.3 (24)  
  > 3 Years 83.8 (83) 83.7 (256)   81.5 (137) 85.8 (199)  
Type of ART (n = 405) 0.998    0.060
 AZT Regimen 34.3 (34) 35.0 (107)   29.8 (50) 38.8 (90)  
 TDF Regimen 37.4 (37) 36.3 (111)   34.5 (58) 37.5 (87)  
 D4T Regimen 22.2 (22) 22.6 (69)   28.0 (47) 18.5 (43)  
 Other Regimen 6.1 (6) 6.2 (19)   7.7 (13) 5.2 (12)