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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants with abnormal CD4+ T-lymphocyte results

From: A combination SMS and transportation reimbursement intervention to improve HIV care following abnormal CD4 test results in rural Uganda: a prospective observational cohort study

  Pre-intervention period Intervention period P-value
(No SMS message) (SMS + transportation reimbursement)
(n = 45) (n = 138)
Female gender (n, %) 19 (42) 75 (54) 0.16
Age (median, IQR) 38 (31 – 44) 30 (25 – 38) <0.001
Education (n, %)    0.71
 <Primary 3 (8) 12 (9)  
 Any primary 16 (42) 71 (51)  
 Any secondary 12 (32) 37 (27)  
 >Secondary 7 (18) 18 (13)  
ART-naïve (n, %) 26 (58) 110 (80) <0.001
Mbarara resident (n, %) 32 (71) 83 (60) 0.19
Days from enrollment until laboratory result, median (IQR) 11 (8 – 19) 10 (8-15) 0.32
Clinician-specified abnormal CD4 result threshold, median (IQR) 350 (250 – 350) 350 (350 – 350) <0.001
CD4 result, median (IQR) 185 (106 – 262) 225 (110 – 293) 0.29
  1. SMS: short message service text message
  2. PIN: personal identification number
  3. IQR: interquartile range
  4. ART: antiretroviral therapy