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Table 2 Baseline clinical characteristics of clients on IPT among HIV positive clients in Fre Semaetat primary Hospital Hawzen, Tigray, Ethiopia from April to August 2019 (N = 372)

From: Utilization of isoniazid prophylaxis therapy and its associated factors among HIV positive clients taking antiretroviral therapy at Fre Semaetat primary hospital, Hawzien districts, Tigrai, Northern Ethiopia

Baseline clinical characteristicsIPT takeTotalP-value
YesNo
WHO C/SOne238(74.1)42(82.40)2800.002*
Two67(20.9%)9(17.6%)76 
Three3(0.9)0(0.0%)3 
Four13(4.0)0(0.0%13 
CD4 Count< 35094(29.3%)14(27.5%)1080.010*
350–499156(48.6%)27(152.9%)183 
> = 50071(22.1%)10(19.6%)81 
BMI< 1891(28.3%)8(15.7%)990.094
18–25216(67.3%)42(82.4%)258 
> = 2514(4.4%)1(2.0%)15 
Hgb< 12 mg/dl39(12.%)0(0.0)390.009*
> = 12 mg/dl282(87.9%)51(100.0%)333 
Weight< 40 kg34(10.6%0(0.0)340.000*
40–49209(65.9%)29(56.9%)238 
50–5956(17.4%)21(41.2%)77 
> 6022(6.9%)1(2.0%)23 
Adherence to ART med.Good200(62.3%)34(66.7%)2340.020*
Fair80(24.9%17(33.3%)97 
Poor41(12.8%)0(0.0)41