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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of 29,531 children enrolled into HIV care services between 2011 and 2014

From: Pediatric HIV care and treatment services in Tanzania: implications for survival

   2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
Total (row %)   8028 (27.2%) 6727 (22.8%) 7171 (24.3%) 7605 (25.8%) 29,531 (100%)
Sex Male 3913 (48.7%) 3262 (48.5%) 3418 (47.7%) 3711 (48.8%) 14,304 (48.4%)
Female 4115 (51.3%) 3465 (51.5%) 3753 (52.3%) 3894 (51.2%) 15,227 (51.6%)
WHO stage Stage I 2083 (25.9%) 1732 (25.7%) 1685 (23.5%) 1713 (22.5%) 7213 (24.4%)
Stage II 2417 (30.1%) 1838 (27.3%) 1934 (27.0%) 2045 (26.9%) 8234 (27.9%)
Stage III 2420 (30.1%) 2240 (33.3%) 2686 (37.5%) 3044 (40.0%) 10,390 (35.2%)
Stage IV 917 (11.4%) 805 (12.0%) 768 (10.7%) 706 (9.3%) 3196 (10.8%)
Missing 191 (2.4%) 112 (1.7%) 98 (1.4%) 97 (1.3%) 498 (1.7%)
Weight, kg <10 2121 (26.4%) 1850 (27.5%) 1845 (25.7%) 1850 (24.3%) 7666 (26.0%)
10- < 20 3129 (39.0%) 2542 (37.8%) 2855 (39.8%) 3003 (39.5%) 11,529 (39.0%)
20- < 30 1582 (19.7%) 1316 (19.6%) 1442 (20.1%) 1532 (20.1%) 5872 (19.9%)
> = 30 934 (11.6%) 814 (12.1%) 801 (11.2%) 933 (12.3%) 3482 (11.8%)
Missing 262 (3.3%) 205 (3.0%) 228 (3.2%) 287 (3.8%) 982 (3.3%)
CD4 cell count, cells/mm3 <50 488 (6.1%) 467 (6.9%) 460 (6.4%) 330 (4.3%) 1745 (5.9%)
50–199 627 (7.8%) 688 (10.2%) 710 (9.9%) 681 (9.0%) 2706 (9.2%)
> = 200 1404 (17.5%) 1444 (21.5%) 1472 (20.5%) 1444 (19.0%) 5764 (19.5%)
Missing 5509 (68.6%) 4128 (61.4%) 4529 (63.2%) 5150 (67.7%) 19,316 (65.4%)
CD4 percentage, % <25 63 (0.8%) 21 (0.3%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 84 (0.3%)
> = 25 20 (0.2%) 4 (0.1%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 24 (0.1%)
Missing 7945 (99.0%) 6702 (99.6%) 7171 (100.0%) 7605 (100.0%) 29,423 (99.6%)
Measurement of CD4 count or percent Have at least one 2577 (32.1%) 2619 (38.9%) 2642 (36.8%) 2455 (32.3%) 10,293 (34.9%)
Missing both 5451 (67.9%) 4108 (61.1%) 4529 (63.2%) 5150 (67.7%) 19,238 (65.1%)
Facility type Dispensary 815 (10.2%) 929 (13.8%) 1206 (16.8%) 1477 (19.4%) 4427 (15.0%)
Health centre 2395 (29.8%) 2129 (31.6%) 2418 (33.7%) 2750 (36.2%) 9692 (32.8%)
Hospital 4366 (54.4%) 3354 (49.9%) 3297 (46.0%) 3155 (41.5%) 14,172 (48.0%)
Other 437 (5.4%) 301 (4.5%) 224 (3.1%) 199 (2.6%) 1161 (3.9%)
Missing 15 (0.2%) 14 (0.2%) 26 (0.4%) 24 (0.3%) 79 (0.3%)