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Table 1 Characteristics of patients admitted to high care and intensive care units with HIV and severe pneumonia

From: Characteristics and outcomes of patients admitted to a tertiary academic hospital in Pretoria with HIV and severe pneumonia: a retrospective cohort study

Variable Available data (n) Number (%) Mean (std dev) Max/Min
Gender 117    
 F   73 (62.4)   
 M   44 (37.6)   
Age (years) 117   38.3 (10.72) 19/65
Newly diagnosed HIV 117 68 (58.1)   
CD 4 count (cells/mm3) 114   120.2 (140.7) 0/646
HIV viral load (copies/mL) 78   594,973.7
(1,044,366.0)
0/
6,755,406
HAART 117 42 (35.9)   
Aetiology of pneumonia 117    
Bacterial   20 (17.1)   
Mycobacterium tuberculosis   41 (35.0)   
Pneumocystis jirovecii   25 (21.4)   
No culture   31 (26.6)   
CMV viral load
 > 1 000 copies/mL
116 56 (51.7)   
Length of stay (days) 117   15.8 (16.2) 1/108
SAPS 2 61   61.9 (17.5) 35/98
ICU admission 117 61 (52)   
Ventilation   61 (100)   
Inotropic support   36 (59)   
Renal replacement therapy   12 (19.3)   
In-hospital mortality 117 47 (40.1)