Table 1

Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of TB/HIV co-infected and HIV-infected patients without TB
Variables TB/HIV co-infected patients (n = 97) HIV-infected patients without TB (n = 455) P-Value
Age in years, Mean (SD) 34.5 (9.5) 33.4 (8.1) 0.2
Sex
  Male 43 (44.3%) 185 (40.6%) 0.5
  Female 54 (55.7%) 270 (59.4%)
Employment
  Unemployed 7 (7.2%) 52 (11.4%) 0.2
  Employed 90 (92.8%) 403 (88.6%)
Have income source
  Yes 69 (71.1%) 316 (69.5%) 0.7
  No 28 (28.9%) 139 (30.5%)
Have social support
  Yes 11(11.3%) 63 (13.8%) 0.5
  No 86 (87.7%) 392 (86.2%)
WHO staging
  Stage I - 71(15.6%) 0.000
  Stage II - 64 (14.1%)
  Stage III 79 (81.4) 216 (47.5%)
  Stage IV 18 (18.6%) 65 (14.2%)
Mean CD4 lymphocyte count, (median) 392.6 (375.0) (n = 24) 383.7 (358.0) (n = 160) 0.8
Missed at least one dose of anti-TB treatment 7 (7.2%) - -
Missed at least one dose of ART 3(3.1) 7 (1.5%) 0.535
Lost to follow-up 27(21%) 10 (2.2%) 0.000

Deribew et al.

Deribew et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:408   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-408

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