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Table 1 Comparison of women (n = 78) and men (n = 90) on age, body weight, markers of HIV-disease, and antiretroviral treatment (ART)

From: HIV or HIV-Therapy? Causal attributions of symptoms and their impact on treatment decisions among women and men with HIV

  Women Men Difference
  M(SD) M (SD) t
Age 42.71* ± 11.82 46.11* ± 9.28 2.08*
Body weight† 65.07** ± 10.58 78.66** ± 19.45 3.61**
Years since HIV-diagnosis 9.92 ± 5.55 10.51 ± 5.60 0.67
Years since starting ART 6.88* ± 4.45 8.38* ± 4.78 2.04*
CD4 cells/mm3 505.58 ± 248.16 521.95 ± 299.18 0.38
CD4 percentage 29.37*** ± 10.07 22.06*** ± 10.47 -4.40***
Viral load log 1.89 ± 0.74 2.08 ± 0.95 1.35
  n (%) n (%) X2
Undetectable viral load†† 62 (91%) 65 (82%) 2.46
PI-sparing ART 48 (62%) 42 (47%) 3.71*
  1. †Data on body weight was only available for 35 women and 33 men
  2. ††Below 400 copies/ml
  3. Significant difference between men and women at: * p < .05, **p < .01, and ***p < .001