Table 2

Baseline characteristics of participants in the retrospective and prospective cohorts

Prospective

Retrospective

Total


n

%

mean (SD)

n

%

mean(SD)

N

%


VCT uptake

Accepted VCT

714

97.1

1174

92.2

1888

94.0

Refused VCT

21

2.9

99

7.8

120

6.0

Total

735

100.0

1273

100.0

2008

100.0

Parents testing uptake

Parent and child tested

471

66.0

743

63.3

1214

64.3

Only child tested

243

34.0

431

36.7

674

35.7

Total

714

100.0

1174

100.0

1888

100.0

Parents' vital status

Orphan (1 or both parents dead)

35

5.0

100

8.6

135

7.3

Both parents alive

661

95.0

1065

91.4

1726

92.7

Total

696

100.0

1165

100.0

1861

100.0

Family history of TB

Yes

65

9.1

127

19.1

192

13.9

No

648

90.9

539

80.9

1187

86.1

Total

713

100.0

666

100.0

1379

100.0

Sex

Female

353

49.4

595

52.4

948

51.3

Male

361

50.6

540

47.6

901

48.7

Total

714

100.0

1135

100.0

1849

100.0

Age (months)

< 12

62

10.5

157

16.8

219

14.4

12-<24

272

46.1

354

37.9

626

41.1

24-<36

153

25.9

275

29.5

428

28.1

> = 36

103

17.5

147

15.8

250

16.4

Total

590

100.0

933

100.0

1523

100.0

Admission category

Oedema

597

83.7

659

67.4

1256

74.3

Maramus

51

7.2

160

16.4

211

12.5

MUAC < 110 mm

46

6.5

75

7.7

121

7.2

Other criteria

19

2.7

84

8.6

103

6.1

Total

713

100.0

978

100.0

1691

100.0

Presence of oedema

Yes

597

83.7

659

67.4

1256

74.3

No

116

16.3

319

32.6

435

25.7

Total

713

100.0

978

100.0

1691

100.0

WHM % (SD)

83.3(13.0)

84.2(14.4)

> = 80

397

58.7

552

59.9

949

59.4

70 to < 80%

187

27.6

186

20.2

373

23.3

< 70%

93

13.7

183

19.9

276

17.3

Total

677

100.0

921

100.0

1598

100.0

MUAC (SD)

118.0(16.9)

119.2(18.9)

> = 125 mm

219

34.9

326

42.0

545

38.8

110 to < 125 mm

223

35.5

208

26.8

431

30.7

< 110 mm

186

29.6

242

31.2

428

30.5

Total

628

100.0

776

100.0

1404

100.0


Bahwere et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2008 8:106   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-8-106

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