Table 1 : Demographic and clinical characteristics of the
study patients. (N=321).


Variable Number of Patient (%)

Male 165 (51.4%)
Ethnicity  
Aboriginal 16 (71%)
Caucasian 78 (25.7%)
Others 12 (3.3%)
Age  
≤ 25 65 (20.3%)
26 - 30 52 (16.2%)
31 - 35 52 (16.2%)
36 – 40 45 (14%)
41 – 45 43 (13.4%)
> 45 64 (19.9%)
Year of diagnosis  
2005 52 (16.2%)
2006 40 (12.5%)
2007 53 (16.5%)
2008 71 (22.1%)
2009 80 (24.9% )
2010* 25 (7.8%)
Incarceration 97 (30.2%)
Social assistance 105 (32%)
History of IDU 256 (80.8%)
Hepatitis C antibody 252 (79%)
Ever on ART $ 163 (58%)
Mean CD4+ at diagnosis (sd) 388 (229)
Mean log(RNA) at diagnosis (sd) 4.3 (1.0)
Death 25 (7.8%)

*up to June 1, 2010
$ART = antiretroviral therapy

Lim et al.Journal of Medical Statistics and Informatics  2013 1:1DOI : 10.7243/2053-7662-1-1