Anemia and its associated factors among adult people living with human immunodeficiency virus at Wolaita Sodo University teaching referral hospital

Autoři: Temesgen Anjulo Ageru aff001;  Mengistu Meskele Koyra aff002;  Kassa Daka Gidebo aff002;  Temesgen Lera Abiso aff002
Působiště autorů: Wolaita Sodo University Teaching Referral Hospital, Wolaita Sodo, South Ethiopia aff001;  School of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita Sodo, South Ethiopia aff002
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 14(10)
Kategorie: Research Article



In Sub-Saharan Africa, both HIV/AIDS and anemia have considerable public health problems. Anemia has an adverse effect on treatment outcome and it decreases the quality of life among adult HIV patients. This study was aimed to assess the prevalence of anemia and its associated factors among adult HIV positive patients in Wolaita Sodo University Teaching Referral Hospital.


Institution based cross-sectional study was conducted at Wolaita Sodo University Teaching Referral Hospital from 01 October to December 30, 2016. A randomly selected 411 adult people living with the human immunodeficiency virus were included in the study. A pre-tested questionnaire was used to collect data. Variables with P-value ≤0.25 in the bivariable logistic regression model were taken into multivariable logistic regression analysis along with 95% confidence interval and Odds Ratio was used to examine the association between anemia and independent variables. P˗value ≤ 0.05 was taken as statistically significant.


Prevalence of anemia in this study was 36.5% with 95% CI (32%-41%). Factors associated with anemia among adult people living with HIV/AIDS were individuals who lived with HIV ≥9years (AOR = 2.6, 95% CI:-1.03–6.59),years lived with HIV 5–8 years (AOR = 2.59, 95% CI:-1.02–6.57),CD4 count <200cells/ul (AOR = 4.2, 95%CI:-2.03–8.67), CD4 count200-350cells/ul(AOR = 1.82,95%CI:-1.01–3.26),infection with intestinal parasites (AOR = 2.04, 95% CI:-1.06–3.95), Participants with BMI <18.5kg/m2 (AOR = 2.96, 95%CI:-1.37–6.390),BMI 18.5-25kg/m2(AOR = 1.98, 95%CI:-1.11–3.56) and being HAART naïve (AOR = 2.23, 95% CI:- 1.16–4.28).


Prevalence of anemia among this study participant was high. This may affect the treatment outcome, increases morbidity and mortality of the participants. So periodic screening of anemia, a routine checkup of nutritional status, CD4 count and examination for intestinal parasite are essential.

Klíčová slova:

anémia – Ethiopia – Intestinal parasites – Malarial parasites – Parasitic diseases – Parasitic intestinal diseases – Highly-active antiretroviral therapy


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