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Research Article

Overweight and Obesity among Recipients of Antiretroviral Therapy at HIV Clinics in Gaborone, Botswana: Factors Associated with Change in Body Mass Index

Table 3

ART recipients’ BMI status at the first and last clinic visits at Princess Marina Hospital and Bontleng anti-retroviral therapy clinics in Botswana ().

BMI status (kg/m2)Number and proportion of patientsMcNemar test -value
First clinic visit, (%)Last clinic visit, (%)

Underweight80 (15.1)44 (8.3)<0.001
Normal BMI337 (63.5)233 (43.9)<0.001
Overweight72 (13.6)153 (28.8)<0.001
Obesity42 (7.9)88 (16.6)<0.001
Morbidly-obese0 (0.0)13 (2.4)
Overweight/obesity114 (21.5)241 (45.4)<0.001
Obesity/morbidly-obese42 (7.9)101 (19.0)<0.001

ART = antiretroviral therapy; BMI = body mass index; First clinic visit = when patients were enrolled in the study or before initiation on ART; Last clinic visit = after initiation on ART; significant difference; Overweight/obesity = recipients with a BMI of overweight or any category of obesity.

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