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Anemia among adult HIV patients in Ethiopia: a hospital-based cross-sectional study

Overview of attention for article published in HIV/AIDS (Auckland, N.Z.), February 2017
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#31 of 198)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (71st percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (71st percentile)

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Title
Anemia among adult HIV patients in Ethiopia: a hospital-based cross-sectional study
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HIV/AIDS (Auckland, N.Z.), February 2017
DOI 10.2147/hiv.s121021
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Hermela Melese, Molla Mesele Wassie, Haile Woldie, Abilo Tadesse, Nebiyu Mesfin

Abstract

Anemia is a major public health problem in HIV patients around the world. It has a negative effect on the quality of life of HIV patients and progression of the HIV disease. In the sub-Saharan African setting, including Ethiopia where both HIV infection and under-nutrition are expected to be high, there is a paucity of data on the matter. This study was aimed to reveal the magnitude and factors associated with anemia among adult HIV patients in Debre-Tabor Hospital, northwest Ethiopia. A hospital-based cross-sectional study was used among adult HIV patients in Debre-Tabor Hospital from April 1 to May 30, 2015. The diagnosis of anemia was made following the 2011 World Health Organization recommendation on hemoglobin cut-off points. Univariable and multivariable logistic regression was carried out to assess factors associated with anemia. A total of 377 patients' charts were reviewed. Most of the participants (n=237, 62.9%) were taking antiretroviral treatment (ART). The overall prevalence of anemia was 23% (95% CI: 19.1, 27.6). Being ART-naïve (adjusted odds ratio [AOR]: 3.37; 95% CI: 1.59, 7.14), having treatment history with anti-tuberculosis (TB) drug (AOR: 3.2; 95% CI: 1.19, 8.67), taking zidovudine (ZDV)-containing ART regimen (AOR: 2.14; 95% CI: 1.03, 4.57), and having recent CD4+ T-lymphocytes count of <200 cells/μL (AOR: 2.13; 95% CI: 1.04, 4.36) were associated with occurrence of anemia among adult HIV patients. Anemia continues to be a major co-morbidity among adult HIV patients in Ethiopia. Adult HIV patients who are taking ZDV-containing ART, with a history of TB treatment, have a low CD4+T-lymphocytes count and are ART-naïve should be carefully screened and treated for anemia.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Colombia 1 3%
Unknown 37 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 8 21%
Student > Bachelor 8 21%
Student > Master 5 13%
Researcher 3 8%
Other 2 5%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 8 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 42%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 3%
Computer Science 1 3%
Other 3 8%
Unknown 10 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 May 2017.
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#3,603,827
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Outputs from HIV/AIDS (Auckland, N.Z.)
#31
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#73,860
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Outputs of similar age from HIV/AIDS (Auckland, N.Z.)
#2
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