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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of HIV-infected individuals diagnosed between 2007 and 2010 and of patients in medical care in 2010 in Belgium

From: Good continuum of HIV care in Belgium despite weaknesses in retention and linkage to care among migrants

Characteristic Individuals diagnosed with HIV, 2007–2010 (N = 4117) Patients in medical care, 2010 (N = 11,669)
Sex   
 Male 2715 (66.0 %) 7259 (62.2 %)
 Female 1397 (33.9 %) 4409 (37.8 %)
 Unknown 5 (0.1 %) 1 (0.0 %)
Age at diagnosis   
 Median age (IQR), years 36 (29–44) 34 (28–41)
Way of transmission   
 Heterosexual 1566 (38.0 %) 4560 (39.1 %)
 MSM 1362 (33.1 %) 3149 (27.0 %)
 IDU 63 (1.5 %) 217 (1.9 %)
 Other 109 (2.7 %) 399 (3.4 %)
 Unknown 1017 (24.7 %) 3344 (28.7 %)
Nationality   
 Belgian 1401 (34.0 %) 4210 (36.1 %)
 Sub-Saharan African 1107 (26.9 %) 3242 (27.8 %)
 European 391 (9.5 %) 665 (5.7 %)
 Other 259 (6.3 %) 548 (4.7 %)
 Unknown 959 (23.3 %) 3004 (25.7 %)