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Table 1 Recruitment and sociodemographic characteristics of patients being under follow-up at the respective year since enrolment, 2004-2008, by year (N = 9,410)

From: Epidemiological composition, clinical and treatment characteristics of the patient cohort of the german competence network for HIV/AIDS

  Year
  2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
No. of newly recruited patients1 1,991 3,966 2,531 876 46
   Proportion of men (%) 84.5 85.4 85.6 83.3 91.3
   Mean duration since first positive HIV 8.0 8,2 7,2 5,5 4,4
   diagnosis to enrolment (years, IQR) (3.1-12.0) (2.9-12.4) (1.9-10.9) (0.5-9.0) (0.5-7.6)
No. of patients followed up prospectively 1,991 5,952 8,395 8,886 8,367
   Proportion of men (%) 84.5 85.1 85.2 85.1 84.8
   Proportion of deaths (%) 0 0.3 0.7 0.8 0.3
   Proportion of losses to follow up (%) 0 1.1 3.8 5.5 1.4
   Proportion of patients treated at      
Clinics (%) 58.9 33.4 26.7 26.6 26.5
Private practices (%) 41.1 66.6 73.3 73.4 73.5
   Mean age at enrolment      
Men (years, IQR)2 45.2
(37.6-51.6)
43.8
(37.2-49.1)
42.3
(36.5-47.5)
41.3
(34.9-46.3)
43.5
(38.4-48.3)
Women (years, IQR) 41.4
(33.5-46.9)
40.0
(32.8-44.6)
39.5
(32.7-44.5)
39.2
(31.9-45.9)
31.6
(21.5-41.7)
   Vocational situation of male patients      
Fully employed (> 34 h/week) 18.3 38.3 40.6 41.4 42.8
Part time work (15-34 h/week) 0.5 4.2 5.0 5.4 5.3
Work by the hour (< 15 h/week) 0.3 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.8
Not employed 10.8 33.9 33.5 32.2 31.3
Other 0.9 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.7
Not known 69.2 20.1 17.3 17.3 16.1
   Vocational situation of female patients      
Fully employed (> 34 h/week) 9.1 17.9 18.7 20.3 21.0
Part time work (15-34 h/week) 2.0 11.3 12.9 13.1 13.9
Work by the hour (< 15 h/week) 0 3.9 4.6 4.3 4.9
Not employed 14.1 45.4 43.2 43.7 42.4
Other 1.0 2.1 1.9 1.2 1.8
Not known 73.8 19.4 18.7 17.4 16.0
  1. 1Low number of newly recruited patients in 2008 due to a recruitment stop in 2008.
  2. 2IQR: Inter Quartile Range (25%-75%).