Variable Frequency Percent (%)
Immunization (n=347)    
Appropriate for age 294 84.7
Not appropriate for age 41 11.8
Not immunized 12 3.4
Nutritional history (n=248)    
Exclusive Breastfeeding only 83 33.4
Replacement only 11 4.4
Mixed Breastfeeding 154 62.1
Infant prophylaxis (n=189)    
None 171 90.4
sdNVP 7 3.7
sdNVP + AZT 7 3.7
Cotrimoxazol prophylaxis    
Yes 420 75.0
No 140 25.0
ART Adherence on follow up (n=512)    
Good 494 96.5
Fair 8 1.5
Poor 10 2.0
Absolute CD4 count    
CD4 count above threshold 207 37.2
CD4 count below threshold 349 62.7
Hemoglobin (n=522)    
≥ 10 gm/dl 413 79.1
< 10 gm/dl 109 20.9
WHO clinical staging    
Stage I 59 10.5
Stage II 101 18.0
Stage III 330 59.0
Stage IV 69 12.5
Nutritional status    
Under weight 289 51.6
Normal 266 47.4
Over weight 5 1.0
Developmental milestone (n=537)    
Appropriate 458 85.3
Delayed 63 11.7
Regressed 16 3.0
Opportunistic Infections on follow up    
Yes 171 34.0
No 333 66.0
ART drug side effect during follow up    
Yes 38 7.0
No 522 93.0
Previous PTB    
Yes 85 15.0
No 475 85.0
Table 2: Baseline clinical and immunological status of children started ART at Adama referral hospital and medical college, January 1st, 2006 to December 30th, 2010.