TABLE 2.

Comparison of adult male population results from the present study to those from other studies

Cell typeMean absolute count (cells/μl) ± SDa in:
Present study (n = 209)Saudi study (n = 150)cEthiopian study (n = 92)d
Lymphocytes2,224 ± 717NA1,857 ± 606
T lymphocytes1,618 ± 5481,750 ± 52031,564 ± 485NS
CD4 T cells869 ± 310880 ± 270NS753 ± 2273
CD8 T cellsb615 ± 278 (1.6 ± 0.7)890 ± 2901 (1.1 ± 0.3)1777 ± 3621 (1.1 ± 0.4)1
B cells230 ± 130290 ± 901184 ± 962
NK cells262 ± 178190 ± 801277 ± 143NS
  • a Mean and SD values were compared by using the Student t test. Significance is indicated by superscripts as follows: 1, P ≤ 0.0001; 2, P ≤ 0.005; 3, P ≤ 0.01; and NS, not significant. NA, not available.

  • b The CD4/CD8 ratio is indicated in parentheses.

  • c Shahabuddin (8).

  • d Tsegaye et al. (12).