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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of 1159 study participants at the Mulago HIV clinic in Uganda between April 2012 and December 2013

From: Relationship between CD4 count and quality of life over time among HIV patients in Uganda: a cohort study

Characteristic Whole sample ART No ART
n = 1159 (%) n = 586 (%) n = 573 (%)
WHO disease stage
 Stages I and II 962 (83) 470 (80) 492 (86)
 Stages III and IV 197 (17) 116 (20) 81 (14)
Opportunistic infection
 Yes 310 (27) 187 (32) 123 (21)
 No 849 (73) 399 (68) 450 (79)
Depression screening, baseline score
 No depression (<16) 777 (67) 380 (65) 397 (69)
 Probable depression (≥16) 382 (33) 206 (35) 176 (31)
Depression screening score, 6 months
 No depression (<16) 845 (73) 443 (76) 402 (70)
 Probable depression (≥16) 314 (27) 143 (24) 171 (30)
Baseline CD4 count (cells/μL)
 <100 104 (9) 104 (18) 0 (0)
 101–350 436 (38) 436 (74) 0 (0)
 >350 619 (53) 46 (8) 573 (100)
CD4 count at 6 months
 <100 27 (2) 26 (4) 1 (0)
 101–350 205 (18) 179 (31) 26 (5)
 >350 927 (80) 381 (65) 546 (95)
  1. Abbreviation: ART, antiretroviral therapy