Skip to main content

Table 2 Clinical and behavioral characteristics of study participants at Dessie referral hospital, South Wollo, Ethiopia, 2019 (n = 395)

From: Prevalence of depression and associated factors among HIV/AIDS patients attending antiretroviral therapy clinic at Dessie referral hospital, South Wollo, Ethiopia

Characteristics Category Frequency (n) Percentage (%)
ART regimen First line 349 88.4
Second line 46 11.6
Duration since known to have HIV ≤ 12 24 6.1
> 12 371 93.9
Recent CD4 count ≤ 200 74 18.7
> 200 321 81.3
Recent viral load Not detected 279 70.6
Up to 999 31 7.9
> 1000 85 21.5
Hgb level < 12 55 13.9
≥ 12 340 86.1
WHO T stage Stage I 330 83.5
Stage II and above 37 9.4
Stage III 23 5.8
Stage IV 5 1.3
Recent adherence to HHART Good 365 92.4
Fair and poor 30 7.6
Opportunistic infections Yes 31 7.8
No 364 92.2
Recent hospitalization Yes 21 5.3
No 364 94.7
Stigma Yes 179 45.3
No 216 54.7
Disclosed HIV status Yes 374 94.7
No 21 5.3
Cigarette smoking Yes 6 1.5
No 389 98.5
Khat chewing Yes 38 9.6
No 357 90.4
Alcohol intake Yes 17 4.3
No 378 95.7
Suicidal ideation Yes 32 8.1
No 363 91.9
Suicidal attempt Yes 6 1.5
No 389 98.5
Social support Poor 223 56.4
Moderate 158 40
Strong 14 3.5