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Table 3 Characteristics of Adolescents who started ART in the 3rd Quarter of 2012

From: Adherence to antiretroviral therapy and retention in care for adolescents living with HIV from 10 districts in Uganda

Variable   Mean Median (IQR)
Age at testing for HIV Female 13 14 (10 17)
Male 11 11 (9 14)
All 12 12 (10 16)
Age at enrolment in HIV care Female 13 14 (10 17)
Male 11 11 (9 14)
All 12 12 (10 15)
Age at ART initiation Female 14 15 (12 17)
Male 13 13 (11 15)
All 14 14 (11 17)
CD4 at ART initiation All 278 277 (164 348)
Variable   Frequency Percent
Sex Female 105 67 %
Male 51 33 %
Total 156 100 %
Age groups 10 to 14 81 52 %
15 to 19 75 48 %
Total 156 100 %
WHO staging at ART Initiation I 15 9 %
II 84 54 %
III 37 24 %
IV 14 9 %
Missing 6 4 %
Total 156 100 %
Level of health facility Health Center III 1 1 %
Health Center IV 24 15 %
HOSPITAL 9 6 %
RRH 49 31 %
SPECIAL CLINIC 73 47 %
Total 156 100 %
Health facility ownership Government 82 53 %
Private 74 47 %
Total 156 100 %
  1. RRH Regional Referral Hospital