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Table 1 Baseline characteristics and associated mortality among 320 HIV-infected patients starting ART in Tanzania

From: Predictors of mortality in HIV-infected patients starting antiretroviral therapy in a rural hospital in Tanzania

Characteristic Number of patients Number of Deaths
Age (years)   
   15–24 26 7 (26.9%)
   25–34 129 39 (30.2%)
   35–44 95 30 (31.6%)
   ≥ 45 70 19 (27.1%)
Sex   
   Male 97 38 (39.2%)
   Female 223 57 (25.6%)
Clinical stage   
   WHO stage I–II 12 1 (8.3%)
   WHO stage III 98 18 (18.4%)
   WHO stage IV 210 76 (36.2%)
BMI (kg/m 2 ) a   
   <16 98 46 (46.9%)
   16–18.4 105 23 (21.9%)
   ≥ 18.5 93 14 (15.1%)
Hemoglobin (g/dL) b   
   <8 49 27 (55.1%)
   8–9.9 108 43 (39.8%)
   10–11.9 (10–12.9 for men) 104 21 (20.2%)
   ≥ 12 (≥ 13 for men) 55 2 (3.6%)
TLC (× 10 9 /L) c   
   <0.6 30 18 (60.0%)
   0.6–1.1 116 32 (27.6%)
   ≥ 1.2 166 42 (25.3%)
Platelet count (× 10 9 /L) d   
   <150 52 24 (46.2%)
   ≥ 150 261 66 (25.3%)
  1. a24 values missing (n = 296). b4 values missing (n = 316). c8 values missing (n = 312). d7 values missing (n = 313).
  2. WHO, World Health Organization; BMI, body mass index; TLC, total lymphocyte count.