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Table 2 Food security and vulnerability characteristics among HIV-positive adults enrolled in ART clinics in Zimbabwe

From: Malnutrition status and associated factors among HIV-positive patients enrolled in ART clinics in Zimbabwe

Characteristic n N % (95% CI)
Household Food consumption score
 Poor (0–21.4) 32 1,242 2.6 (1.8–3.6)
 Borderline (21.5–35) 261 1,242 21.0 (18.8–23.4)
 Acceptable (>35) 949 1,242 76.4 (74.0–78.7)
Received Food aid
 No 1,100 1,242 88.6 (86.7–90.2)
 Yes 142 1,242 11.4 (9.8–13.3)
Had difficulty accessing food in the past 30 days
 No 853 1,242 68.7 (66.0–71.2)
 Yes 389 1,242 31.3 (28.8–34.0)
Household Income compared to PDL
 above PDL 135 1,074 12.6 (10.7–14.7)
 Below PDL 939 1,074 87.4 (85.3–89.3)
 Missing 168 1,242 13.5 -
Household Income compared to FPL
 above FPL 102 1,240 8.2 (6.8–9.9)
 below FPL 1,138 1,240 91.8 (90.1–93.2)
 Missing 2 1,242 0.2 -
  1. HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus, ART antiretroviral therapy, PDL poverty datum line, FDL food poverty line