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Table 1 Baseline Characteristics of Five Different Periods of Nurse Presence or Absence

From: Impact of nurse-delivered community-based CD4 services on facilitating pre-ART care in rural South Africa

Baseline Character-istics Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4 Period 5 Total p-value
Professional Nurse Present Absent Present Absent Present -- --
Time Period 3/1/10–9/30/11 10/1/11–2/28/12 3/1/12–8/3/12 9/1/12–2/3/13 2/4/13–6/30/13   
Number of days 578 150 155 155 146 -- --
Number of People Screened 4200 728 1110 490 685 7213 --
Number (%) of HIV-positive 428 (10.2) 41 (5.6) 71 (6.4) 34 (6.9) 46 (6.7) 620 (8.6) 0.21
Median Age (IQR) 38 (28–48) 32 (27–46) 38.5 (27–48) 34 (29–47) 35.5 (27–41) 38 (28–48) 0.42
Females (%) 300 (70.1) 30 (73.2) 61 (85.9) 28 (82.4) 37 (80.4) 456 (73.5) 0.45
Number (%) receiving welfare grant 121 of 149a (81.2) 35 (85.4) 64 (90.1) 30 (88.2) 45 (97.8) 295 of 341 (86.5) 0.33
Median CD4 count (IQR) 383 (252–550) 308 (245–541) 458 (288–551) 605 (473–813) 516 (381–694) 394 (260–564) 0.002
Number with phone (%) 348 (81.3) 34 (82.9) 59 (83.1) 25 (73.5) 42 (91.3) 508 (81.9) 0.14
  1. aquestions regarding welfare grants were added after the start of the program