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Table 1 Demographic data including socioeconomic status of HIV infected individuals

From: Nutritional status and serum zinc and selenium levels in Iranian HIV infected individuals

Parameters Number of patient (Percent)
Route of HIV infection  
IDU* 63 (63)
IDU and sexual contact 9 (9)
Sexual 20 (20)
Unknown 8 (8)
Mean period of intravenous injection 2.1 ± 1.6 years
Positive prison history 29(29)
Substances injected (in IDU group)  
Heroine 64 (89)
Others (cocaine, buprenorphine, benzodiazepines, barbiturates) 8 (11)
Smoking 61 (61)
Alcohol 7 (7)
Marital status  
Married 47 (47)
Unmarried 53 (53)
Employment condition  
Employed 37 (37)
Unemployed 63 (63)
Mean monthly Income 500000 Rials (50 $)
Education  
0–10 years 83 (83)
> 10 years 17 (17)
Homeless 21 (21)
With family 79 (79)
HBs-Ag positive 11 (11)
Anti-HCV Ab positive 38 (38)
  1. *IDU: Injection Drug Use