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Table 1 Characteristics of patients enrolled on ART, in Ruhengeri hospital and Musanze health center, 2013–2016

From: Viral load detection and management on first line ART in rural Rwanda

Characteristics N %
Sex
 Female 519 67.0%
Age, Median (IQR) 34 27–41
 0–14 54 7.0%
 15–29 206 26.6%
 30–49 443 57.2%
 50 and above 72 9.3%
Health facility
 Hospital 373 48.1%
 Health center 402 51.9%
Area of residency
  < 5 km 523 67.5%
 5–10 Km 229 29.5%
  > 10 Km 23 3.0%
Marital status
 Married 439 56.6%
 Not married 336 43.4%
Current occupation
 Farmer 474 61.2%
 Public/ Private servants 207 26.7%
 Sex worker 13 1.7%
 Unemployed 81 10.5%
Mode of enrollment
 VCT 389 50.2%
 PIT 136 17.5%
 PMTCT 161 20.8%
 Not registered 89 11.5%
WHO Clinical Stage
 1 401 51.7%
 2 159 20.5%
 3 198 25.5%
 4 17 2.2%
CD4 Count at ART initiation
 0–199 115 14.8%
 200–500 438 56.5%
 500 and above 222 28.6%
Initial ART regimen
 TDF + 3TC + EFV 682 88.0%
 Other ART regimen 93 12.0%
  1. ART: antiretroviral therapy; IQR: interquartile range; km: kilometer; N: number; PIT: provider initiated testing; PMTCT: prevention mother to child transmission; VCT: voluntary counselling and testing; WHO: World Health Organization