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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants, N = 1283

From: Acceptability and adherence to Isoniazid preventive therapy in HIV-infected patients clinically screened for latent tuberculosis in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Characteristic Number Percentage
Sex: Females 994 77.5
  Males 289 22.5
Age groups (in years)   
   < 18 51 4.0
  18-29 120 9.4
  30-49 918 71.6
  50+ 194 15.1
Education (aN = 416)   
  No formal education 22 5.2.
  Primary education 289 69.5
  Secondary/post-secondary education 104 25.3
Occupation   
  Unemployed 398 31.0
  Employed 140 10.9
  Self employed 745 58.1
Socio-economic status   
  Low 520 40.5
  Medium 698 54.4
  High 65 5.1
HIV duration in months (bN = 1084)   
  0-12 241 22.2
  13-60 598 55.2
   > 60 245 22.6
ARV use   
  Yes 982 76.5
  No 301 23.5
Duration of ARV use in months (cN = 920)   
  0-12 229 24.9
  13-60 494 53.7
   > 60 197 21.4
Current CD4 counts in cells/ μl (dN = 1239)   
  0-200 245 19.8
  201-350 339 27.4
   > 350 655 52.9
  1. aLevel of education was available for only 416 patients
  2. bOnly 1084 patients had known duration of HIV infection since diagnosis
  3. cOnly 920 of 982 patients on ARVs could recall the date they commenced ARVs
  4. dOnly 1239 patients had their current CD4 available