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Table 3 Comparison of risk of transmission, age, origin and CDC-stage of patients of the KompNet cohort actually under follow up, in comparison to newly diagnosed HIV-infections reported to the Robert Koch-Institute (aggregated 2004-2008), by sex

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

  KompNet RKI
  Sex Sex
  male female p-value male female
Number      
   absolute 6,976 1,241   10,501 2,359
   % 84.9 15.1   81.7 18.3
Risk of transmission1,2 (%)      
   MSM 74.1 --- < 0.001 65.0 ---
   Heterosexual contacts 11.2 58.6 < 0.001 10.4 30.5
   High prevalence country 2.5 20.3 < 0.001 4.8 42.4
   IVDU 5.1 17.6 < 0.001 4.9 7.7
   MTCT 0 0.1 0.05 0.5 2.5
   Blood products 1.8 3.3 < 0.001 0 0
   Other 3.9 7.4 < 0.001 --- ---
   Not known 7.4 10.9 < 0.001 14.3 16.9
Age (%)2,3    < 0.001   
   < 20 years 0.0 0.1   3.0 8.2
   20-24 years 0.7 2.3   7.0 12.1
   25-29 years 3.1 5.4   15.6 23.3
   30-39 years 20.9 33.6   36.2 32.4
   40-49 years 45.8 38.9   26.8 14.6
   50-59 years 19.3 13.5   7.5 6.2
   ≥ 60 years 10.2 6.2   3.9 3.2
Origin (%)4    < 0.001   
   Germany 85.6 61.8   65.4 31.9
   Western Europe 4.2 2.8   2.5 1.4
   Central Europe 2.4 2.4   3.0 3.2
   Eastern Europe 1.3 3.2   2.1 4.4
   Sub-Saharan Africa 2.2 18.4   4.5 31.8
   South/South-East Asia 1.2 6.7   1.8 7.3
   Latin America 1.2 1.8   1.4 0.8
   Other 1.4 2.0   1.7 4.2
   Not known 0.5 0.9   17.6 15.0
CDC-stage3 (%)    0.002   
   A 28.9 33.8   66.5 66.6
   B 45.1 42.3   21.4 19.6
   C 26.0 23.9   12.1 13.7
  1. 1 Multiple answers possible for KompNet cohort.
  2. 2 RKI data extracted using SurvStat [14].
  3. 3 RKI data: category " < 20" includes also persons of 20 years.
  4. 4 RKI data: reports with given data on CDC-stage (Nmen = 6,981, Nwomen = 1,529)[15].