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Table 2 Frequency table of basic ART assessment findings by non-physicians versus physicians

From: Agreement between physicians and non-physician clinicians in starting antiretroviral therapy in rural Uganda

  Nurse versus physician arm Clinical Officer versus physician arm
  Nurse
(n (N%))
Physician
(n (N%))
Clinical Officer
(n (N%))
Physician (n (N%))
Final ART recommendation
Start on d4T/3TC/NVP 16 (6.3) 10 (3.9) 8 (3.0) 16 (6.0)
Start on other ART regimen 5 (2.0 10 (3.9) 1 (0.4) 5 (1.9)
Medically eligible, but coexisting condition needs referral 4 (1.6) 3 (1.2) 3 (1.1) 3 (1.1)
Medically eligible, but needs more adherence, psychosocial prep 72 (28.3) 80 (31.5) 96 (35.9) 96 (35.9)
Not medically eligible 156 (61.4) 151(59.5) 146 (54.7) 146 (54.7)
Missing 1 (0.4) 0 13 (4.9) 1 (0.4)
WHO stage
Stage 1 49 (19.3) 50 (19.7) 44 (16.5) 51 (19.1)
Stage 2 106 (41.7) 94 (37.0) 85 (31.8) 96 (35.9)
Stage 3 82 (32.3) 94 (37.0) 114 (42.7) 94 (35.2)
Stage 4 12 (4.7) 16 (6.3) 20 (7.5) 25 (9.4)
Missing 5 (2.0) 0 4 (1.5) 1 (0.4)
Functional status
Working 221 (87.0) 203 (79.9) 197 (73.8) 190 (71.2)
Ambulatory 24 (9.4) 40 (15.7) 57 (21.3) 59 (22.1)
Bedridden 4 (1.6) 6 (2.4) 4 (1.5) 8 (3.0)
Missing 5 (2.0) 5 (2.0) 9 (3.4) 10 (3.7)
General TB status
No suspicion 199 (78.3) 185 (72.8) 196 (73.4) 188 (70.4)
Suspect TB (cough>3 wks) 12 (4.7) 15 (5.9) 15 (5.6) 17 (6.4)
Active TB 42 (16.5) 53 (20.9) 56 (21.0) 58 (21.7)
Missing 1 (0.4) 1 (0.4) 0 4 (1.5)
Opportunistic infections treated and/or stabilized
No 94 (37.0) 57 (22.4) 65 (24.3) 80 (30.0)
Yes 133 (52.4) 150 (59.1) 158 (59.2) 132 (49.4)
Missing 27 (10.6) 47 (18.5) 44 (16.5) 55 (20.6)
No absolute exceptions to starting ART immediately
No 45 (17.7) 54 (21.2) 61 (22.8) 62 (23.2)
Yes 108 (42.5) 102 (40.2) 99 (37.1) 96 (36.0)
Missing 101 (39.8) 98 (38.6) 107 (40.1) 109 (40.8)
Patient ready to begin ART
No 106 (41.7) 62 (24.4) 140 (52.4) 63 (23.6)
Yes 62 (24.4) 87 (34.3) 51 (19.1) 94 (35.2)
Missing 86 (33.9) 105 (41.3) 76. (28.5) 110 (41.2)
SUBTOTAL (N) 254 254 267 267