Variable Frequency Percent (%)
Age category    
<1 year 51 9.1
1-5 years 165 29.4
5-14 years 344 61.5
Sex    
Male 277 49.4
Female 283 50.6
Residence    
Rural 119 21.2
Urban 441 78.8
Care giver (n=551)    
Parents 394 71.5
Grand parents 59 10.7
Siblings 36 6.5
Guardian 46 8.4
Orphanage centers 16 2.9
Orphan hood (n=499)    
Both parents are alive 244 48.9
Maternal orphan 68 13.6
Paternal orphan 93 18.7
Double orphan 94 18.8
Table 1: Baseline socio-demographic characteristics of children started ART at Adama referral hospital and medical college, January 1st, 2006 to December 30th, 2010.