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Table 2 Actual baseline characteristics of patients of the KompNet cohort actually under follow up, by sex

From: The patient cohort of the German competence network for HIV/AIDS (KompNet):a profile

  male Sex
female
p-value
Number    
   absolute1 6,976 1,241  
   % 84.9 15.1  
Mean age (years, IQR) 46 (40-52) 43 (36-48) < 0.001
Mean age at HIV-diagnosis (years, IQR) 36 (29-41) 32 (25-37) < 0.001
Mean age at first documented date (years, IQR)2 39 (32-44) 36 (29-41) < 0.001
Mean age at start of initial therapy (years, IQR, N = 3,119) 40 (33-46) 36 (29-41) < 0.001
Highest vocational degree (N = 6,316)    < 0.001
   Vocational training 42.7 38.4  
   Technical school 20.9 16.1  
   University 26.4 13.8  
   No vocational degree 7.7 28.1  
   Other 2.3 3.6  
Vocational situation (N = 7,011)    < 0.001
   Fully employed (> 34 h/week) 50.7 26.6  
   Part time work (15-34 h/week) 6.4 16.0  
   Employment by the hour (< 15 h/week) 3.5 5.8  
   Not employed 37.0 49.5  
   Other 2.4 2.1  
Mean number of CD4-cell count at start of therapy 292 (159-389) 315 (155-423) 0.07
Mean HIV RNA copies at start of therapy (log, IQR)3 4.2 (3.4-5.2) 3.9 (3.0-4.9) 0.001
Mean number of CD4-cell count in actually treated patients (IQR) 538 (348-683) 518 (334-669) 0.06
Proportion of patients having viral load < detection limit in actually treated patients (%) 78.6 76.3 0.1
Mean duration between first positive HIV-diagnosis and start of initial cART (years, IQR) 3.3 (0.2-4.7) 3.7 (0.2-5.6) 0.06
  1. 1 Ten patients without data on sex, so N = 8,217.
  2. 2 Including retrospective data.
  3. 3 Viral loads of patients below detection limit were calculated as detection limit-1, depending on the specific test.