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Table 3 Distribution of any parasite and Cryptosporidium infections in relation to diarrheal status and CD4 T-cell count in the study population in Hawassa University Hospital, southern Ethiopia, 2013–2014

From: Cryptosporidium and other intestinal parasitic infections among HIV patients in southern Ethiopia: significance of improved HIV-related care

CD4+ count/μl Diarrhea status No. tested (%) No. positive for any parasite (%) P-value No. positive for Cryptosporidium P-value
< 200 No 180(65.2) 63(35) 0.16 27(15) 0.01
  Acute 50(18.1) 15(30)   3(6)  
  Chronic 46(16.7) 22(47.8)   13(28.3)
  Total 276(56.2) 100(36.2)   43(15.6)  
200 – 499 Acute 103(71) 27(26.2) 0.03 7(6.8)
  Chronic 42(29) 19(45.2)   9(1.4)  
≥ 500 Acute 56(80) 24(42.9) 0.63 5(8.9)
  Chronic 14(20) 7(50)   1(7.1)  
  Total 215 (43.8) 77(35.8)   22(10.2)