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Table 1 Descriptive analysis of socio-demographic, clinical variables and health status of the participants, ART clinic, Gondar University Hospital, June 2012

From: Self-reported adverse drug reactions and their influence on highly active antiretroviral therapy in HIV infected patients: a cross sectional study

Variables n(%), N = 384
Socio-demographic
Education ( primary and above) 287(74.7)
Work status (unemployed) 149 (38.8)
Age (≤40 years) 327(85.2)
Gender (female) 257(66.9)
Marital status ( married) 212 (55.2)
Residency (urban) 346 (90.1)
Clinical variables
Duration of ART ( ≤4 years) 155(40.4)
Current CD4 level ( cells/mm3 )
< 200 47(12.2)
200-350 134(34.9)
>350 203(52.9)
Current ART regimens (triple)
AZT/3TC/NVP 154 (40.1)
TDF/3TC/NVP 50 (13.0)
AZT/3TC/EFV 48(12.5)
D4T/3TC/NVP 44(11.5)
TDF/3TC/EFZ 42 (10.9)
D4T/3TC/EFZ 23(6.0)
Others 23(6.0)
Non adherence 14(3.6)
General profiles
General health at the start of treatment
Healthy 50(13.0)
Mild to severely ill 334 (87.0)
CD 4 count after treatment
Increased 345 (89.8)
Decreased 9(2.3)
No change 30(7.8)
Health status after ART start
Improved 344(89.6)
Not improved 40(10.4)
Body weight
Increased 323(84.1)
Decreased 23(6.0)
No change 38(10.0)
Social interaction of patients after ART start
Increased 81(21.1)
Decreased 10(2.6)
No change 293(76.3)