Table 1: Cut-off point for blood cells considered in the study.

Type of blood cellCut-off pointRemark

WBC≥ 4.5 × 103 cells/μL
< 4.5 × 103 cells/μLBelow normal
Platelet≥ 150 x 103 cells/μL
< 150 × 103 cells/μLBelow normal
CD4≥ 200 cells/μLCommenced for ART
< 200 cells/μL
BMI< 18.5 kg/m2Underweight
18.5 – 24.9 kg/m2Normal
25 – 29.9kg/m2Overweight
≥ 30kg/m2Obese

Note. CD4 = cluster of differentiation 4, WBC = white blood cells, BMI = body mass index, μL = microliter.