Table 1

Characteristics of HIV infected children aged 1-5 years by HAART status at paediatric HIV clinics in Uganda

Variable (mean, SD)

HAART (n = 44)

No HAART (n = 203)

Mean difference (95% CI)


Age in months

42.3 (10.7)

31.4 (13.7)

10.9 (6.6 - 15.2)

Weight for height z score

0.7 (1.4)

-0.2 (1.4)

0.9 (0.4 - 1.4)

Weight for age z score

-0.7 (1.1)

-1.3 (1.3)

0.6 (0.2 - 1.0)

Height for age z score

-2.1 (1.4)

-2.1 (1.6)

0.0 (-0.5 - 0.5)

Haemoglobin (g/dl)

10.9 (1.2)

9.8 (1.6)

1.1 (0.6 - 1.6)

Absolute CD4+ cell count (cells/μ L

1132 (664)

1128 (607)

6 (-198 - 206)

Serum zinc (μmol/L)

12.2 (4.1)

9.6 (2.5)

2.6 (1.6 - 3.5)


Ndeezi et al. BMC Pediatrics 2010 10:68   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-10-68

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