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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population

From: Late presentation to HIV/AIDS care at the Douala general hospital, Cameroon: its associated factors, and consequences

Characteristics N (%)
Mean age, N = 1866 40(±10)
Sex, N = 1866
 Male 1026 (55.0)
 Female 840 (45.0)
Religion, N = 1851
 Christian 1744 (94.2)
 Muslim 107 (5.8)
Calendar Year, N = 1866
  < 2005 494 (26.5)
 2005–2009 717 (38.4)
  ≥ 2010 655 (35.1)
Cotrimoxazole, N = 1861
 No 420 (22.6)
 Yes 1441 (77.4)
ARV, N = 1861
 No 1426 (76.6)
 Yes 435 (23.4)
WHO stage, N = 1860
 Stage1 297 (15.9)
 Stage2 480 (25.8)
 Stage3 598 (32.2)
 Stage4 485 (26.0)
Marital status, N = 1866
 Single 643 (34.5)
 Married 1012 (54.2)
 Divorced + Widowed 211 (11.3)
Employment, N = 1866
 Employed 1271 (68.1)
 Unemployed 522 (27.9)
 Student 73 (4.0)
Circumstances of diagnosis, N = 1865
 Routine screening 311 (16.7)
 PMTCT program 81 (4.3)
 Blood donation 8 (0.4)
 HIV positive partner 119 (6.4)
 Clinical suspicion 1346 (72.2)
CD4+ T cell count, N = 1866
  < 50 cells/mm3 384 (20.6)
 50–199 cells/mm3 804 (43.1)
 200–349 cells/mm3 392 (21.2)
  ≥ 350 cells/mm3 282 (15.1)
Time of first CD4+ T cell test, N = 1858
 The day of diagnosis 166 (8.9)
 Within 3 months 1661 (89.4)
  > 3 months 31 (1.7)
  1. Results are presented as count (percentage) or otherwise stated. ARV and Cotrimoxazole started at presentation
  2. PMTCT Prevention of mother to child transmission program