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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of male HIV+ adults at enrolment in HIV care at Dawei clinic- n=27981

From: Increased hepatitis C virus co-infection and injection drug use in HIV-infected fishermen in Myanmar

Characteristics General (n = 1626) Fishermen (n = 1172) p-value
n % n %
Age (years) 15–29 355 21.7 191 16.3 < 0.001
30–49 1141 70.3 906 77.3  
50+ 130 8.0 75 6.4  
Mean (sd) 37.1 (8.8) 36.9 (7.5) 0.6
Marital status Married 952 58.6 605 51.6 0.003
  Single 427 26.3 350 29.9  
  Divorced 140 8.6 127 10.8  
  Widow 107 6.6 90 7.68  
BMI > 18.52 791 48.7 598 51.0 0.001
< 18.5 699 43.0 435 37.1  
Missing 136 8.4 139 11.9  
Median (IQR) 18.7 (17–20.5) 19.0 (17.4–20.6) 0.01
CD4 count < 50 415 25.5 292 24.9 0.025
  50 421 25.9 305 26.0  
  200 173 10.6 105 9.0  
  350 89 5.5 52 4.4  
  500 83 5.1 41 3.5  
  Missing 445 27.4 377 32.2  
  Median (IQR) 90 (30–233) 84 (39–198) 0.18
WHO Stage 1 165 10.2 73 6.2 0.004
  2 235 14.5 176 15.0  
  3 833 51.2 633 54.0  
  4 393 24.2 290 24.7  
Risk factors for HIV acquisition IDU 138 8.49 186 15.9 < 0.001
CSW 1086 66.9 980 83.7 < 0.001
MSM 157 9.7 47 4.02 < 0.001
Initiate ART 1341 82.5 923 78.8 0.014
HCV positive 3 93 9.5 154 23.2 < 0.001
  1. 1Total includes n = 2 non-fishermen who are < 15 at enrolment but > 15 at ART initiation, p-values from chi square or Mann-Whitney U test for BMI and CD4 count and t-test for age; 2 this category includes 37 patients with BMI > 24.9 and 3 patients with BMI > 30; 3 amongst 1648 screened for HCV. *ART = antiretroviral therapy