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Table 3 Clinical 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)
Experienced diarrhoea in the past 2 weeks
 No 1,077 1,242 86.7 (84.7–88.5)
 Yes 165 1,242 13.3 (11.5–15.3)
ART status
 No 90 1,242 7.3 (5.9–8.8)
 Yes 1,152 1,242 92.8 (91.2–94.1)
Duration on ART in years
  < 1 248 1,152 21.5 (19.2–24.0)
 1–2 306 1,152 26.6 (24.1–29.2)
 3–4 339 1,152 29.4 (26.9–32.1)
 5–6 168 1,152 14.6 (12.7–16.7)
  > 6 91 1,152 7.9 (6.5–9.6)
  Median (IQR)   1,152 3 (1.1–4.3)  
ART adherence in the past month
  < 95% 83 1,139 7.3 (5.9–9.0)
  ≥ 95% 1,056 1,139 92.7 (91.0–94.1)
 Missing 13 1,152 1.1 -
History of TB treatment
 No 894 1,238 72.2 (69.6–74.6)
 Yes 344 1,238 27.8 (25.4–30.4)
 Missing 4 1,242 0.3 -
Current WHO stage
 I/II 464 1,045 44.4 (41.4–47.4)
 III/IV 581 1,045 55.6 (52.6–58.6)
 Missing 197 1,242 15.9 -
Current CD4 cell counta
  ≤ 50 26 349 7.5 (5.1–10.7)
 51–200 75 349 21.5 (17.5–26.1)
 201–350 75 349 21.5 (17.5–26.1)
 351–500 78 349 22.4 (18.3–27.0)
  > 500 95 349 27.2 (22.8–32.2)
 Missing 893 1,242 71.9 -
  Median (IQR)   349 348 (174–510)  
  1. HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus, ART antiretroviral therapy, IQR interquartile range, WHO World Health Organization
  2. aCurrent CD4 cell count was taken as a CD4 cell count obtained with 6 months from date of data collection