Table 1 : Baseline characteristics of study participants: Clusters, Demographic,
Anthropometric and Clinical parameters.


Characteristics Intervention group
(n=100)
Control group
(n=101)
P-value

Cluster size n (%)      

1EBHC 33 (16.4) 0 (0) -
2CHU 33 (16.4) 0 (0) -
3MVB 34 (16.9) 0 (0) -
4HCY 0 (0) 62 (30.8) -
5BA 0 (0) 39 (19.4) -

Demographic parameters

Age (years) mean ± SD 33.0 ± 8.3 34.4 ± 10.0 0.224

Sex n (%)

Male 31 (31.0) 35 (34.7) -
Female 69 (69.0) 66 (65.3) -

Education n (%)

None 8 (8.0) 16 (15.8) -
Primary 36 (36.0) 32 (31.7) -
Secondary 37 (37.0) 38 (37.6) -
University 19 (19.0) 14 (13.9) -
No response 0 1 (1.0) -

Employment n (%)

Yes 37 (37.0) 29 (28.7) -
no 59 (59.0) 69 (68.3)) -
No response 4 (4.0) 3 (3.0) -

6Monthly income n (%)

< 100.000 58 (58.0) 36 (35.6) -
100.000 - 200.000 13 (13.0) 5 (5.0) -
> 200.000 5 (5.0) 3 (3.0) -
No response 24 (24.0) 57 (56.4) -

Clinical and anthropometrical parameters (mean ± SD)

Weight (kg) 70.1 ± 13.0 69.7 ± 14.7 0.849
Height (m2) 1.6 ± 0.1 1.7 ± 0.1 0.409
BMI (kg/m2) 26.1 ± 4.2 25.9 ± 5.0 0.798
CD4 (cells/µl) 603.8 ± 213.6 555.2 ± 198.2 0.081
Albumin (g/dl) 2.1 ± 1.0 3.4 ± 1.1 <0.001

1(EBHC), Etoug-ebe Baptist health Centre,
2(CHU) Centre Hospitalier Universitaire,
3(MVB) Mvog-besi Hospital,
4(HCY), Hospital Central Yaoundé,
5(BA) Biyem-Assi Hospital,
6100 FRS CFA = 165 €,
SD=standard deviation,
Statistical estimates were based on Univariate ANCOVA and a Chi-square test.

Nkengfack et al.Global Epidemic Obesity  2013 1:5DOI : 10.7243/2052-5966-1-5