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Table 2 The trend of clinical & nutritional status among study participants comparing adherent & non-adherent subjects using mean at each visit in Tigray regional state, northern Ethiopia, 2012

From: Effect of nutritional factors on adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected adults: a case control study in Northern Ethiopia

Characteristics of study participants Status of adherence to ART At initiation of ART 1st visit of last three visits 2nd visit of last three visits 3rd visit of last three visits Current visit
BMI (Kg/m2) Adherent 18.5 20.2 20.7 21.0 21.5
  Non-adherent 17.9 19.1 19.3 19.1 19.1
Weight (Kg) Adherent 50.8 55.5 56.8 57.5 59.1
  Non-adherent 48.1 51.5 51.8 51.4 51.3
Observed HGB Adherent 12.2 13.8 14.2 14.5 14.5
(mg/dl) Non-adherent 12.3 13.3 13.6 13.8 13.8
Adjusted HGB by Adherent 11.4 13.0 13.4 13.7 13.7
altitude (mg/dl) Non-adherent 11.5 12.5 12.8 13.0 13.0
TLC (106 cells/mm3) Adherent 5.5 5.6 5.6 5.7 5.6
  Non-adherent 5.3 5.4 5.6 5.6 5.7
CD4 (cells/mm3) Adherent 155 408 460 495 522
  Non-adherent 140 282 302 324 304
  1. N.B:- BMI, Body Mass Index; HGB, Hemoglobin; TLC, Total Leukocyte Count; CD4=Cluster of Differentiation 4.