Table 1

Baseline characteristics of HIV-1 infected children starting ART in the MRC Paediatric HIV Cohort, The Gambia
Characteristics HIV-1 (n = 65)
Male [No (%)] 34 (52.3%)
Female [No (%)] 31 (47.7%)
Age, years [median (IQR:)] 4.9 (2.2 – 9.1)
Age distribution [No. (%)]
 < 2 years 15 (23.1%)
 2 – 4 years 19 (29.2%)
 ≥ 5 years 31 (47.7%)
Parent status [No. (%)]
Both parents alive 34 (53.3%)
Only mother living 6 (9.2%)
Only father living 16 (24.6%)
Both parents dead 5 (7.7%)
Unknown 4 (6.2%)
WHO Paediatric Clinical stage [No. (%)]
 Stage 1 26 (40.6%)
 Stage 2 12 (18.5%)
 Stage 3 19 (29.2%)
 Stage 4 8 (12.3%)
Immunologic category (CD4+%) [No. (%)]
 >25% 1 (1.6%)
 15% – 25% 25 (39.7%)
 <15% 37 (58.7%)
Baseline CD4+% [median (IQR); n = 63 a] 13 (7 – 16)
 < 2 years (n = 14) 13 (6 – 16)
 2 – 4 years (n = 18) 14.5 (11 – 18)
 ≥ 5 years (n = 31) 10 (7 – 15)
Baseline CD4+ count [median (IQR); n = 62 b] 390 (210 – 730)
 < 2 years (n = 13) 510 (300 – 1100)
 2 – 4 years (n = 18) 615 (280 – 1020)
 ≥ 5 years (n = 31) 285 (100 – 520)
Baseline Viral load, log10copies/mL [median (IQR); n = 55c] 5.4 (4.5 – 6.0)

a2 missing values; b3 missing values; c10 missing values.

Okomo et al.

Okomo et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:95   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-95

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