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Table 2 Baseline socio-demographic, clinical and laboratory characteristics of women who started triple ART for PMTCT Option B+ in Kumba Health District, South West Region, Cameroon between October 2013 and December 2014

From: Using a composite adherence tool to assess ART response and risk factors of poor adherence in pregnant and breastfeeding HIV-positive Cameroonian women at 6 and 12 months after initiating option B+

Variables Description N = 268
Age, years Median (IQR) 27 (24–31)
Age groups, years 15–24 76 (28.4)
25–34 156 (58.2)
35 and above 36 (13.4)
Educational Level None 5 (1.9)
Completed primary 147 (54.8)
Completed secondary and above 116 (43.3)
Marital Status Single 60 (22.4)
Married 171 (63.8)
Others (divorced, widow) 37 (13.8)
Religious affiliation Catholic 59 (22.0)
Presbyterian 88 (32.8)
Baptist 16 (6.0)
Pentecostals 100 (37.3)
Muslim 5 (1.9)
Occupation Unemployed 105 (39.2)
Employed (formal public sector) 14 (5.2)
Employed (informal sector) or others 149 (55.6)
HIV status Known HIV positive, not on ART 34 (12.7)
New HIV diagnosis 234 (87.3)
ART status ART naive 234 (87.3)
Not on ART, but previously exposed 4 (1.5)
Currently on Option A 30 (11.2)
Timing of ART initiation After delivery 15 (5.6)
Prior to labour/delivery 253 (94.4)
CD4 cell count at ART initiation, cells/μL Median (IQR) 376 (244–544.8)
CD4 cell count groups > 350 cells/μL 153 (57.1)
≤350 cells/μL 115 (42.9)
WHO stage WHO stage 1 226 (84.3)
WHO stage 2 35 (13.1)
WHO stage 3 7 (2.6)
WHO stage 4 0 (0)
  1. Data are in numbers and percentages [n (%)] or for continuous variables in median and Interquartile range (IQR)