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Table 1 Characteristics of patients in Dartmouth-Hitchcock HIV Program by RUCA categorization (1995–2005)

From: Living in rural New England amplifies the risk of depression in patients with HIV

  Small Town/Rural (n = 185) Micropolitan (n = 145) Metropolitan (n = 316) F Statistic by ANOVA
Age, years 43.6 43.0 41.5 0.019
Male, % 79.6 80.3 64.4 < 0.001
Population of town, mean 5,598 14,389 79,168 < 0.001
Race, %     
   White 94.1 92.4 77.5 < 0.001
   Black 5.41 5.52 21.5 < 0.001
   Asian 0.0 1.38 0.95 0.324
Risk Factor, %     
   Heterosexual 24.1 24.8 36.8 0.007
   Intravenous drug use 16.5 19.0 17.5 0.857
   Men who have sex with men 58.2 60.3 46.4 0.011
   Hemophilia 3.2 0.8 0.8 0.113
HIV disease status     
   CD4 T cell count at diagnosis, cells/mm3 378.0 321.6 373.9 0.178
   CD4 T cell count at last follow-up, cells/mm3 455.3 426.4 444.0 0.672
   HAART, % 47.0 43.0 40.8 0.533
   Opportunistic infections, % 34.1 38.9 22.9 < 0.001
   Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, % 61.6 64.6 50.8 0.007
Follow-Up Time, years 10.5 9.30 8.30 < 0.001
Access to Care     
   MapQuest Travel Time, minutes 60.7 51.7 33.5 < 0.001
   MapQuest Travel Distance, miles 47.2 39.9 25.6 < 0.001