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Table 2 Characteristics of health facilities included in the study, 2009/10

From: How to improve patient retention in an antiretroviral treatment program in Ethiopia: a mixed-methods study

Characteristics FH HP FS HP DT HP WR HC BR HC BD HC GR HC NM HC DG HC
Number of patients on ART 5629 1062 1159 700 763 859 1299 577 621
Median age (in years) for patients on ART 32[27,38] 31[26,39] 32[27,40] 30[26,40] 30[26,39] 31[27,35] 31[27,38] 33[27,40] 31[25,39]
Female sex for patients on ART 54%[52,55] 55% [51,59] 56%[53,59] 57%[52,62] 62%[58,67] 55%[51,59] 65%[62,67] 61[55,66] 58%[52,65]
Median duration on ART (in months) 27[6,41] 14[6, 26] 16[6,33] 18[8,33] 20[7,33] 17[8,30] 17[6,29] 18[7,30] 18[7,33]
Median CD4-cells at baseline 141[71,275] 127[66,190] 98[49, 164] 142[78,206] 157[84,219] 145[85,205] 132[69,194] 106[65,160] 144[84,257]
Type of health facility Tertiary HP Secondary HP Secondary HP Rural HC Rural HC Urban HC Urban HC Rural HC Rural HC
Year the health facility started initiating ART* 2003 2005 2005 2006 2006 2006 2006 2007 2007
ART delivery led by Physician Physician Physician Health officer (HO)/Nurse HO/Nurse HO/Nurse HO/Nurse HO/Nurse HO/Nurse
  1. *HCs were maintaining the care of patients (before they started initiation) when HPs were transferring out and HCs were transferring in patients.