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Table 1 Basic characteristics of study HIV/AIDS patients in China (n)

From: Analysis of the immunologic status of a newly diagnosed HIV positive population in China

Characteristics Total Guangdong Guangxi Henan Heilongjiang Hunan Jiangxi Shaanxi Shanghai Xinjiang Yunnan
Number of patients 2866 197 1048 51 80 176 64 95 404 222 529
Age, years
 18–24 131 20 33 3 5 15 4 9 23 3 16
 25–34 941 91 303 11 29 50 16 33 115 98 195
 35–44 911 53 301 26 22 60 23 32 114 100 180
 45–54 463 18 185 7 14 29 13 14 90 16 77
 ≥55 420 15 226 4 10 22 8 7 62 5 61
 Mean age 40 35 43 40 39 39 41 37 41 36 40
Sex            
 Male 2159 144 799 34 64 111 50 70 362 177 348
 Female 707 53 249 17 16 65 14 25 42 45 181
HIV transmission category
 Sexual contact 2133 171 936 6 53 119 63 68 330 46 341
 IDU 454 8 92 0 3 41 0 7 6 166 131
 Blood transfusion 81 3 0 29 17 3 0 12 7 3 7
 Unknown 198 15 20 16 7 13 1 8 61 7 50
CD4 count, cells/mm3
 <100 1547 69 738 37 40 63 49 17 224 65 245
 ≥100 1319 128 310 14 40 113 15 78 180 157 284
 Median CD4 count 83 159 37 51 101 172 42 285 79 183 112
Ethnicity
 Han 1998 194 444 50 79 176 63 95 401 21 475
 Zhuang 593 0 590 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
 Uygur 183 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 181 1
 Other 92 3 14 1 1 0 1 0 2 20 50
  1. IDU Intravenous drug use.