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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients in the overall cohort population and in the Cox-subpopulation

From: Incidence and risk factors of herpes zoster among hiv-positive patients in the german competence network for HIV/AIDS (KompNet): a cohort study analysis

  Total population(n=14,142) Cox-subpopulation(n=3,757) p-value1
Mean age at HIV diagnosis (t0) 35.1 years (SD: 10.2) (range 0.0-77.3) 37.8 years (SD: 10.2) (range 14.1-77.3) p<0.001
Proportion of men 84.9% (17 missing) 85.9% (2 missing) p=0.034
Proportion of MSM 63.5% (101 missing) 66.4% (28 missing) p<0.001
Proportion of IV drug users 6.6% (101 missing) 3.0% (28 missing) p<0.001
Mean duration between HIV diagnosis and inclusion in the cohort 7.5 years (SD: 6.0) 2.8 years (SD 3.2) p<0.001
Mean duration between HIV diagnosis and last clinical data 10.1 years (SD: 6.3) 5.8 years (SD: 3.9) p<0.001
Proportion of timepoint of HIV-diagnosis ≥ 1996 67.3% 96.0% p<0.001
Infectious comorbidities at HIV diagnosis (excluding HZ) 12.0% 23.2% p<0.001
  1. 1) t- or χ2-tests comparing Cox subpopulation (n=3,757) with all other patients of the overall study population (n=10,385).