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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and presenting complaints of patients presenting to KATH from January–July 2016

From: Spectrum of disease in HIV-positive patients presenting to a tertiary care hospital: a retrospective, cross-sectional review in Kumasi, Ghana

  Valid N Total
Female Sex 245 145 (59.2%)
Mdn Age (IQR) 244 42.0 (35.0–50.5)
Mdn Months since HIV diagnosis (IQR) 205 0.82 (0.23–12.29)
Referred to KATH 189 92 (48.7%)
Constitutional Symptoms 240 65 (27.1%)
Neurological Symptoms 239 102 (42.7%)
Pulmonary Symptoms 240 81 (33.8%)
Cardiac symptoms 240 22 (9.2%)
Gastrointestinal Symptoms 241 58 (24.1%)
Other admission reason 243 15 (6.2%)
Known History of HIV 244 145 (59.4%)
HAART 237 99 (41.8%)
Clinical Stage 244  
 Stage 0   1 (0.4%)
 Stage 1   20 (8.2%)
 Stage 2   3 (1.2%)
 Stage 3   112 (45.9%)
 Stage 4   108 (44.3%)
Mdn Hemoglobin (IQR) 230 8.65 (6.90–10.90)
Mdn Platelet Count (IQR) 224 269.5 (149.0–377.0)
  1. Unless otherwise noted, valid counts are provided with column proportions. Mdn Median, IQR Interquartile range. HAART Highly active antiretroviral therapy, HIV Human immunodeficiency virus, KATH Komfo-Anokye Teaching Hospital