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Table 1 Baseline clinical and demographic characteristics by gender

From: High incidence and persistence of hepatitis B virus infection in individuals receiving HIV care in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Variable Women (N = 2681) Men (N = 1611) p-value
Research site, n (%)    < 0.001
 Urban 1271 (47.4%) 973 (60.4%)  
 Rural 1410 (52.6%) 638 (39.6%)  
Age group (years), n (%)a    < 0.001
  < 24 227 (8.5%) 48 (3.0%)  
 24–34 1412 (52.8%) 701 (43.6%)  
  ≥ 35 1036 (38.7%) 859 (53.4%)  
TB status at enrollment, n (%)    < 0.001
 TB not present 1910 (71.2%) 904 (56.1%)  
 TB present 771 (28.8%) 707 (43.9%)  
Body mass index (kg/m2), n (%)b    < 0.001
  < 18.5 227 (8.8%) 301 (19.3%)  
  ≥ 18.5 2361 (91.2%) 1260 (80.7%)  
CD4 count at enrollment (cells/mm3), n(%)c    < 0.001
  < 50 363 (15.2%) 336 (22.9%)  
 50–200 1236 (51.9%) 777 (52.9%)  
  ≥ 200 782 (32.8%) 356 (24.2%)  
Viral load (log10 copies/ml), mean ± SD 4.9 ± 0.9 5.1 ± 0.8 < 0.001
  1. a 9 patients had missing data
  2. b 143 patients had missing data
  3. c 442 patients had missing data