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Table 2 Medication and related characteristics of adult patients on ART in public health institutions in Harar and Dire Dawa towns, Eastern Ethiopia, 2012

From: Factors associated with adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) among adult people living with HIV and attending their clinical care, Eastern Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency(N = 620) Percent (%)
Duration after knowing sero status in weeks
 3–12 weeks 138 22.30
 13–24 weeks 62 10.00
 >24 weeks 420 67.70
Duration after ART initiation in weeks
 1–12 weeks 189 30.50
 13–24 weeks 62 10.00
 >24 weeks 369 59.50
ARV drug used
 AZT-3TC-EFV 116 18.7
 AZT-3TC-NVP 189 30.10
 D4T-3TC-EFV 64 10.30
 D4T-3TC-NVP 64 10.30
 Others 187 30.20
Experienced side effects
 Yes 232 37.40
 No 388 62.60
Drugs other than ARV
 Yes 462 74.50
 No 158 25.50
Number of pills taken in a day
 2 tablets 261 42.10
 3 tablets 293 47.30
 4 tablets 53 8.50
 >=5 tablets 13 2.10
History of opportunistic infections(OIs)
 Yes 222 35.80
 No 398 64.20
Doses of ART status in the last 7 days
 Missed 93 15.00
 Not missed 527 85.00
Number of doses missed in last 7 days
 1–2 doses 64 69.00
 3–4 doses 13 14.00
 5–7 doses 16 17.00