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Table 1 Baseline characteristics by year of HIV-positive patients on ART (Section A) and not on ART (Section B) at the start of TB treatment

From: HIV and TB co-infection in the ART era: CD4 count distributions and TB case fatality in Cape Town

Start year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
All HIV-positive patients 12,372 12,749 12,490 11,811 11,060 60,482
 Section A.
 HIV-positive patients on ART n (%) 1221 (9.9) 1617 (12.7) 2235 (17.9) 3322 (28.1) 3313 (30.0) 11,708 (19.4)
 Age, years, median [IQR] 35 [29–41] 34 [29–40] 36 [30–41] 35 [30–42] 36 [30–42] 35 [30–41]
 Gender
  Female n (%) 746 (61.1) 980 (60.6) 1323 (59.2) 1870 (56.3) 1880 (56.7) 6799 (58.1)
 Classification
  New TB n (%) 678 (55.5) 888 (54.9) 1249 (55.9) 1890 (56.9) 1953 (58.9) 6658 (56.9)
  Retreatment TB n (%) 543 (44.5) 729 (45.1) 986 (44.1) 1432 (43.1) 1360 (41.1) 5050 (43.1)
 Category
  PTB n (%) 885 (72.5) 1184 (73.2) 1725 (77.2) 2668 (80.3) 2758 (83.2) 9220 (78.7)
  EPTB n (%) 336 (27.5) 433 (26.8) 510 (22.8) 654 (19.7) 555 (16.8) 2488 (21.3)
  Median CD4 150 [74–242] 153 [75–254] 169 [80–290] 178 [80–315] 202 [91–348] 175 [81–305]
 Section B.
 HIV-positive patients not on ART n (%) 11,142 (90.1) 11,130 (87.3) 10,255 (82.1) 8,481 (71.8) 7,741 (70.0) 48,749 (80.6)
 Age, years, median [IQR] 34 [28-40] 34 [28-40] 34 [29-41] 35 [29-41] 35 [29-41] 34 [29-41]
 Gender
  Female n (%) 5,839 (52.4) 5,973 (53.7) 5,367 (52.3) 4,313 (50.9) 3,892 (50.3) 25,384 (52.1)
 Classification
  New TB n (%) 7,957 (71.4) 7,930 (71.2) 7,259 (70.8) 6,035 (71.2) 5,830 (75.3) 35,011 (71.8)
  Retreatment TB n (%) 3,185 (28.6) 3,200 (28.8) 2,996 (29.2) 2,446 (28.8) 1,911 (24.7) 13,738 (28.2)
 Category
  PTB n (%) 8,860 (79.5) 8,808 (79.1) 8,186 (79.8) 6,964 (82.1) 6,370 (82.3) 39,188 (80.4)
  EPTB n (%) 2,282 (20.5) 2,322 (20.9) 2,069 (20.2) 1,517 (17.9) 1,371 (17.7) 9,561 (19.6)
  Median CD4 count [IQR] 152 [69-281] 160 [72-289] 174 [78-308] 176 [74-319] 162 [67-313] 164 [72-300]