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Table 1 Subject characteristics of HIV positive individuals in Dakar and Ziguinchor presenting for HIV care (N = 198)

From: Prevalence, predictors, and management of advanced HIV disease among individuals initiating ART in Senegal, West Africa

  N (%)
Number of subjects 198
Clinic site
 Dakar 83 (41.9)
 Ziguinchor 115 (58.1)
HIV type
 HIV-1 or duala 165 (88.7)
 HIV-2 21 (11.3)
Female 124 (70.1)
Age categories
  < 18 6 (3.5)
 18–34 67 (39.0)
  ≥ 35 99 (57.6)
Residence in County of Dakar or Ziguinchor 117 (63.6)
Highest level of formal education
 none 47 (30.7)
 primary 62 (40.5)
 secondary 36 (23.5)
 university 8 (5.2)
Number of children, median (range; IQR) 2 (0–10; 1–4)
Marital status
 single 24 (14.0)
 monogamous 66 (38.6)
 polygamous 27 (15.8)
 divorced 28 (16.4)
 widowed 26 (15.2)
Employed 23 (14.1)
Food insecure 113 (68.5)
Ever sought care from a Traditional Healer 53 (33.8)
  1. IQR interquartile range
  2. aIncludes 2 HIV-1/HIV-2 dually infected subjects