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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population at CM diagnosis

From: Evaluation of trypan blue stain in a haemocytometer for rapid detection of cerebrospinal fluid sterility in HIV patients with cryptococcal meningitis

Baseline parameters at CM diagnosis N Statistic
Femalesa, n (%) 90 34 (38)
Agea (years), median(IQR) 90 35 (30–40)
On ART at CM diagnosis, n (%) 96 49 (51)
Had Defaulted ART at CM diagnosis, n (%) 96 5 (5.2)
Baseline CD4a (cells/mL), median(IQR) 92 14 (5–51)
Headache, n (%) 96 92 (95.8)
Headache durationa (days), median (IQR) 92 14 (7–30)
CSF Opening pressuresa (mmH2O), median(IQR) 95 322 (210–440)
Weighta (Kgs), median (IQR) 84 51 (48.5–60)
CSF WBC’s/mLa, median (IQR) 89 4 (4–45)
Wastinga, n (%) 87 43 (49.4)
  1. Data presented are percentages (%), medians and interquartile ranges (IQR)
  2. CM cryptococcal meningitis, ART antiretroviral therapy, CSF cerebrospinal fluid, WBC white blood cells, N number of participants with data for each parameter
  3. aSome parameters have N < 96 due to missing data