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Table 1 Population demographic characteristics between HIV positive and negative patients groups, CD4 count study, 2012

From: Effect of emergency major abdominal surgery on CD4 cell count among HIV positive patients in a sub Saharan Africa tertiary hospital - a prospective study

Characteristics   Frequency p-value
  HIV positive (n = 25) HIV negative (n = 76)  
Age <20 1 (4%) 14 (18.4%)  
20–40 19 (76%) 40 (52.6%) 0.084
>40 5 (20%) 22 (29%)  
Gender Male 18 (72%) 54 (71.1%)  
Female 7 (28%) 22 (27.9%) 0.941
Marital status Married 13 (52%) 38 (50%)  
Single 8 (32%) 36 (47.4%) 0.035
Divorced/widowed 4 (16%) 2 (2.6%)  
Occupation Peasant/farmer 8 (32%) 27 (35.5%) 0.079
Self employed 5 (20%) 10 (13.2%)  
Boda boda 7 (28%) 9 (11.8%)  
Student/pupil 0 14 (18.4%)  
Others 5 (20%) 16 (21.1%) 0.113
Laboratory tests     
Hemoglobin (g/dl) 12.2 iqr (3.7) 13.4 iqr (3.55) 0.521
Total white blood cells (cells/ml) 7600 iqr (5600) 8750 iqr (5950) 0.450
 Neutrophils (%) 68.8 iqr (18.2) 68.95 iqr (18.45) 0.0478
 Lymphocytes (%) 14.2 iqr (14.7) 22.35 iqr (16.8) 0.795
 Other WBC’s 17 iqr (10) 8.7 iqr (5.6)  
  1. [iqr = Inter quartile range].