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Table 1 Characteristics and hematological values of the study population at baseline

From: Prevalence and correlates of cytopenias in HIV-infected adults initiating highly active antiretroviral therapy in Uganda

N = 400†  
Socio-demographic characteristics Value
Female, n (%) 277 (69.3)
Age, mean (±SD) years 36 (9.0)
Married 135 (33.8%)
Employed 345 (82.3)
Education level(completed at least primary)* 387 (96.8%)
Immunological, HAART and nutritional status  
CD4 cell count, median (IQR) per μl 142 (1–645)
HAART status at recruitment  
On HAART, n (%) 200 (50)
Not yet on HAART, n (%) 200 (50)
Duration on HAART at enrollment, mean (±S.D) months 2.5 ± 1.6
BMI†, mean ± S.D 23.8 ± 9.2
Hematological parameters, median (IQR)
Hemoglobin, g/dl 12.3 (4.9-17.6)
White blood cell count × 109 per litre 3.4 (1.2-9.9)
Platelets × 109 per litre 244 (11–616)
Mean corpuscular volume, femtolitres (fl) 86 (58–126)
Red cell Distribution Width (RDW),% 13.6 (9–25.1)
  1. Data for BMI were missing for 3 participants due to missing weights at baseline.
  2. *One participant had education level as “unknown”.
  3. S.D = Standard Deviation.
  4. IQR = Inter Quartile Range.
  5. μl = microlitre.