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Table 3 Description of participating patients (n = 127)

From: Task shifting in Mozambique: cross-sectional evaluation of non-physician clinicians' performance in HIV/AIDS care

Patient characteristics N % Median (range) Missing
Age (years)    33 (19-62) 2
Female 82 65.6%   2
Pregnant 8 6.3%   0
Type of visit     12
   New patient 37 32.2%   
   Follow-up 60 52.2%   
   Urgent care 18 15.7%   
Most recent CD4+ T-lymphocyte count (cells/mm3)*     40
   <200 30 34.5%   
   200-349 25 28.7%   
   > = 350 32 36.8%   
On ART 58 45.7%   0
ART Regimen (any)**     
NVP+AZT (antenatal regimen) 1 0.8%   
   3TC+NVP+AZT 7 5.5%   
   3TC+NVP+d4T 48 37.8%   
   3TC+EFV+d4T 2 1.6%   
Active tuberculosis (TB)*** 11 8.7%   0
TB treatment status     0
Newly diagnosed - not yet treated 2 1.6%   
   Intensive phase 3 2.4%   
   Continuation phase 5 4.0%   
   Treatment interruption 1 0.8%   
Taking co-trimoxazole prophylaxis 46 36.2%   0
  1. Notes: * Twenty-five of the patients who had no CD4+ T-lymphocyte result recorded were new patients.
  2. ** ART: antiretroviral therapy. AZT: zidovudine. d4T: stavudine. EFV: efavirenz. NVP: nevirapine. 3TC: lamivudine.
  3. *** Positive sputum smear for acid-fast bacilli recorded during observed patient encounter, and/or patient receiving TB treatment through national TB control program.