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Table 1 Baseline sociodemographic and clinical characteristics by ART regimen

From: Quality of life in patients treated with first-line antiretroviral therapy containing nevirapine or efavirenz in Uganda: a prospective non-randomized study

Variable NVP based regimen n (%) EFV based regimen n (%) P value
Sex    
 Male 65 (41) 155 (32) 0.05
 Female 94 (59) 326 (68)  
 Age 33.2 (7.68) 33.3 (8.00) 0.88
Education level    
 Primary or less 80 (50) 243 (50)  
 Secondary 63 (40) 192 (40) 0.98
 Apprenticeship 12 (8) 32 (7)  
 Tertiary 4 (2) 14 (3)  
Income per month    
(USD)    
 <20 49 (31) 146 (30) 0.97
 20–60 44 (28) 129 (27)  
 >60 66 (41) 206 (43)  
Marital status    
 Married 103 (65) 275 (57)  
 Separated/divorced 36 (23) 124 (25) 0.30
 Single 12 (7) 41 (9)  
 Widowed 8 (5) 41 (9)  
Religion    
 Christian 124 (78) 397 (83) 0.03
 Moslem 28 (18) 79 (16)  
 others 7 (4) 5 (1)  
Employment status    
 Employed 137 (86) 386 (80) 0.09
 Unemployed 22 (14) 95 (20)  
Social support    
 Yes, family 126 (79) 405 (84) 0.18
 Yes, others 29 (18) 60 (13)  
 None 4 (3) 16 (3)  
Alcohol consumption    
 Yes 45 (28) 107 (22) 0.12
 No 114 (72) 374 (78)  
Smoking    
 Yes 6 (4) 18 (4) 0.57
 No 153 (96) 96 (96)  
Opportunisticinfection    
 Yes 52 (33) 153 (32) 0.83
 No 107 (67) 328 (68)  
WHO stage    
 1&2 135 (85) 378 (79)  
 3&4 24 (15) 103 (21) 0.08
CD4 count (cells/μL)    
 <100 48 (30) 68 (14) 1
 101–250 93 (59) 96 (20) 0.08
 >250 18 (11) 317 (66) <0.001
    Overall <0.001
CD4 count (cells/μL) 166 (90, 218) 292 (208, 331) <0.001
Depression    
 No depression 103 (65) 310 (64)  
 Probable depression 56 (35) 171 (36) 0.94
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