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Table 3 Baseline characteristics of patients on ART at ART initiation in health facilities, Buhera-Zimbabwe

From: Short and long term retention in antiretroviral care in health facilities in rural Malawi and Zimbabwe

  Hospital Hospital – Health centresC Health centres Total
Total patients on ART 3594 (37%) 1536 (16%) 4591 (47%) 9721
Gender     
 Male 1296 (36%) 444 (29%) 1512 (33%) 3252 (34%)
 Female 2298 (64%) 1093 (71%) 3077 (67.1%) 6467 (67%)
Median age IQR 37 (31–44) 39 (32–47) 37 (31–45) 37 (31–45)
WHO stage / CD4     
 WHO Stage 1–2 & CD4>200/mm3 203 (6%) 115 (8%) 357 (8%) 675 (7%)
 WHO stage 1–2 & CD4≤200/mm3 309 (9%) 171 (11%) 510 (11%) 990 (10%)
 WHO stage 1–2 & CD4 unknown 145 (4%) 61 (4%) 402 (9%) 608 (6%)
 Stage 3 1792 (50%) 579 (49%) 2718 (59%) 5269 (54%)
 Stage 4 1140 (32%) 429 (28%) 594 (13%) 2163 (23%)
Start year of ART     
 2005 512 (100%) NA NA 512
 2006 1133 (99%)   9 (1%) 1142
 2007 1652 (67%)   784 (32%) 2436
 2008 1218 (40%)   1795 (60%) 3013
 2009 616 (24%)   2002 (76%) 2618
  1. Irrespective of CD4 count.
  2. C Hospital – Health centres are the patients who initiated ART in the hospital and were later referred to the health centres.