Table 3

Baseline characteristics of patients on ART at ART initiation in health facilities, Buhera-Zimbabwe
Hospital Hospital –Health centresC Health centres Total
Total patients on ART 3594 (37%) 1536 (16%) 4591 (47%) 9721
Gender
 Male 1296 (36%) 444 (29%) 1512 (33%) 3252 (34%)
 Female 2298 (64%) 1093 (71%) 3077 (67.1%) 6467 (67%)
Median age IQR 37 (31–44) 39 (32–47) 37 (31–45) 37 (31–45)
WHO stage / CD4
 WHO Stage 1–2 & CD4>200/mm3 203 (6%) 115 (8%) 357 (8%) 675 (7%)
 WHO stage 1–2 & CD4≤200/mm3 309 (9%) 171 (11%) 510 (11%) 990 (10%)
 WHO stage 1–2 & CD4 unknown 145 (4%) 61 (4%) 402 (9%) 608 (6%)
 Stage 3 1792 (50%) 579 (49%) 2718 (59%) 5269 (54%)
 Stage 4 1140 (32%) 429 (28%) 594 (13%) 2163 (23%)
Start year of ART
 2005 512 (100%) NA NA 512
 2006 1133 (99%) 9 (1%) 1142
 2007 1652 (67%) 784 (32%) 2436
 2008 1218 (40%) 1795 (60%) 3013
 2009 616 (24%) 2002 (76%) 2618

Irrespective of CD4 count.

C Hospital – Health centres are the patients who initiated ART in the hospital and were later referred to the health centres.

Rasschaert et al.

Rasschaert et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:444   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-444

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