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Table 1 Characteristics of Antiretroviral-naïve children (1 January 2003 – 30 November 2007)

From: Implementation of a comprehensive program including psycho-social and treatment literacy activities to improve adherence to HIV care and treatment for a pediatric population in Kenya

Characteristics Number (%)
Number ever enrolled in HIV care 1205
Sex  
   - Female 638 (53.0%)
Age at time of enrolment  
   - < 3 years 398 (33.0%)
   - 3 – 5 years 371 (30.8%)
   - 6 – 8 years 231 (19.2%)
   - 9 – 14 years 205 (17.0%)
   - Median age in years (IQR a) 4.88 (2.0–7.8)
Length of time in program (years)  
   - Average 1.28
   - Median 0.95
   - IQR 0.2–2.1
Number initiated on HAARTb 657 (54.5%)
Age when started HAART  
   - < 3 years 147 (22.4%)
   - 3 – 5 years 204 (31.1%)
   - 6 – 8 years 153 (23.3%)
   - 9 – 14 years 153 (23.3%)
   - Median age in years (IQR) 5.50 (3.2–8.7)
Sex of patients placed on HAART  
   - Female 327 (49.8%)
Length of time on HAART (years)  
   - Average 1.47
   - Median 1.36
   - IQR 0.6–2.2
Outcomes of patients on HAART on 30 November 2007: 657
   - On treatment and followed 452 (68.8%)
   - Dead 32 (4.9%)
   - Transferred out 106 (16.1%)
   - Lost to follow up (did not attend clinics since 1 August 07) 67 (10.2%)
Number switched to second line therapy 7 (1.1%)
  1. a. Interquartile range
  2. b. Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Treatment