Table 2

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

Variable (mean, SD)

Serum zinc < 10 μmol/L

95% CI

Serum zinc = 10 μmol/L

95% CI


Age in months

32.2 (14.0)

29.8 to 34.6

34.7 (13.6)

32.2 to 37.2

Weight for height

z score

-0.2 (1.4)

-0.5 to 0.0

0.1 (1.5)

-0.2 to 0.4

Weight for age z score

-1.4 (1.3)

-1.6 to -1.2

-1.0 (-1.3)

-1.2 to -0.7

Height for age z score

-2.3 (1.4)

-2.5 to -2.0

-1.9 (1.8)

-2.3 to -1.6

Haemoglobin (g/dl)

9.7 (1.7)

9.5 to 10.0

10.2 (1.5)

9.7 to 10.5)

Absolute CD4+ cell count (cells/μ L)

1056 (613)

950 to 1162

1214 (610)

1099 to 1330

*On HAART (n,%)

13 (29.5)

31 (70.5)


*Children on HAART are expressed as a percentage (%).

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

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