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Table 2 Demographic, and laboratory characteristics of HIV-HCV coinfection status groups (Total population and enrolled participants)

From: Prevalence and genetic diversity of HCV among HIV-1 infected individuals living in Ahvaz, Iran

Characteristic Total population (n = 229) Participants(n = 90)
Median age, years 32 31
Gender
Male 225 (98.2) 88 (97.8)
Female 4 (1.8) 2 (2.2)
Marital status
Single 87 (38) 48 (53.4)
Married 72 (31.5) 30 (33.4)
Divorced/separated 69 (30.1) 11 (12)
Widow 1 (0.4) 1 (1.2)
Occupation
Unemployed 147 (64.2) 54 (60)
Self-employed 82 (35.8) 36 (40)
Employed 0 (0) 0 (0)
Literacy
Illiterate 11 (4.8) 2 (2.2)
Primary school 134 (58.5) 59 (65.6)
Secondary school 82 (35.8) 27 (30)
Diploma 2 (0.9) 2 (2.2)
University degree 0 (0) 0 (0)
Risk factors
IDU* 227 (99.1) 89 (98.9)
High risk sexual behavior 222 (96.9) 86 (95.6)
Heterosexual 185 (80.8) 67 (74.5)
Male-to-male sexual contact 37 (16.2) 19 (21.1)
Tattoo 196 (85.6) 72 (80)
Prison record 224 (97.8) 88 (98)
CD4 cell count-median cells/μl 244 302
HAART** 206 (90) 79 (87.8)
Liver Blood Enzymes(units/l)
ALT (SGPT)*** 79 68
AST (SGOT)**** 63 56
  1. * Injection drug use **** Aspartate aminotransferase
  2. ** Highly active antiretroviral therapy
  3. *** Alanine aminotransferase