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Table 1 Comparison of demographics, select comorbidities, and hospital characteristics for patients with HIV, HCV, or HIV/HCV

From: National trends in hospitalization and mortality rates for patients with HIV, HCV, or HIV/HCV coinfection from 1996–2010 in the United States: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic HIV HCV HIV/HCV
  (n = 2,548,404) (n = 3,707,776) (n = 317,307)
Demographics - - -
Age (yrs), mean ± SD 42 ± 10 50 ± 12 45 ± 8
Gender - - -
Female 34% 39% 31%
Male 66% 61% 69%
Race/ethnicity - - -
   White 28% 57% 35%
   Black 52% 19% 45%
   Other 20% 24% 20%
Geographic region - - -
   South 44% 38% 38%
   West 12% 24% 13%
   Northeast 33% 24% 40%
   Midwest 11% 14% 9%
Insurance - - -
   Private 19% 24% 12%
   Medicare 24% 27% 22%
   Medicaid 40% 30% 47%
   Other/unknown 17% 19% 19%
Comorbidities - - -
Hepatitis B virus 2% 5% 10%
Illicit drug use 15% 17% 24%
Alcohol use 9% 19% 13%
Charlson Score, mean ± SD 3.4 ± 2.6 1.5 ± 1.3 3.1 ± 2.6
Hospital ownership - - -
Proprietary 7% 10% 7%
Government 23% 19% 25%
Nonprofit, including church 70% 71% 68%
Hospital bedsize - -  
<100 beds 7% 15% 5%
100-199 13% 21% 11%
200-299 16% 18% 16%
300-499 35% 27% 35%
≥500 29% 19% 32%