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Table 2 Selected Discharge Characteristics among Blacks vs. Whites

From: Black race as a predictor of poor health outcomes among a national cohort of HIV/AIDS patients admitted to US hospitals: a cohort study

Characteristic Total
(N = 1,518,173)
Race P-Value
   Blacks
(N = 948,666)
Whites
(N = 569,507)
 
Survey Year     < 0.001
   1996 171,253 95,546(10%) 75,707 (13%)  
   1997 133,493 78,665 (8%) 54,838 (10%)  
   1998 140,619 82,730 (9%) 57,889 (10%)  
   1999 125,398 78,075 (8%) 47,323 (8%)  
   2000 119,673 76,629 (8%) 43,044 (8%)  
   2001 136,796 93,424 (10%) 43,372 (8%)  
   2002 134,593 83,645 (9%) 50,948 (9%)  
   2003 146,975 94,379 (10%) 52,596 (9%)  
   2004 149,817 92,883 (10%) 56,934 (10%)  
   2005 121,116 81,165 (9%) 39,951 (7%)  
   2006 138,440 91,525 (9%) 46,915 (8%)  
Age (years)     < 0.001
   18–34 360,605 224,644 (24%) 135,961 (24%)  
   35–49 869,517 542,349 (57%) 327,168 (57%)  
   50–64 258,741 164,579 (17%) 94,162 (17%)  
   ≥ 65 29,310 17,094 (2%) 12,216 (2%)  
Gender     < 0.001
   Male 1,014,194 562,565 (59%) 451,629 (79%)  
   Female 503,979 386,101 (41%) 117,878 (21%)  
Insurance Status     < 0.001
   Uninsured 135,124 88,389 (9%) 46,735 (8%)  
   Government 994,492 662,787 (70%) 331,705 (58%)  
   Private 341,686 167,102 (18%) 175,584 (31%)  
   Other insurance 46,871 30,388 (3%) 16,483 (3%)  
Any Opportunistic Infection (OI) 406,661 255,988 (27%) 150,673 (26%) < 0.001
Preventable OI 167,623 101,043 (11%) 66,580 (12%) < 0.001
Non-Preventable OI 301,316 196,106 (21%) 110,210 (19%) < 0.001
Hepatitis B 47,847 28,051 (3%) 19,796 (3%) < 0.001
Hepatitis C 147,261 80,295 (8%) 66,966(12%) < 0.001
Substance Use 421,591 285,133 (30%) 136,458 (24%) < 0.001
STIs 79,243 54,123 (6%) 25,120 (4%) < 0.001