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Table 2 Demographic and health characteristics of people living with HIV/AIDS who do not use and use dietary supplements.

From: Use of dietary supplements among people living with HIV/AIDS is associated with vulnerability to medical misinformation on the internet

  Do Not Use Supplements
(n = 251)
Uses Supplements (n = 93)   
Characteristic M SD M SD t p
Age (years) 44.5 7.4 44.0 8.7 0.5 n.s.
Education (years) 12.3 1.9 13.4 1.9 4.7 .01
Monthly income ($) 1104 3301 1029 1322 0.2 n.s.
Years since HIV+ 13.0 7.2 13.8 7.0 0.9 n.s.
CD4-cell count (cells/mm3) 445 314 516 320 1.6 n.s.
HIV symptom score 3.8 3.6 4.4 4.0 1.1 n.s.
Number of AIDS diagnoses 1.9 4.8 1.7 3.5 0.4 n.s.
ART adherence (%) 79.5 22.2 85.0 16.3 1.6 n.s.
  N % N % X 2 p
Men 190 76 78 83   
Women 61 24 15 17 2.6 n.s.
African American 233 93 84 90   
White 14 6 4 5   
Other race 3 1 5 5 5.3 n.s.
Viral load < 50 copies 102 47 48 59 2.9 n.s.
Adherence > 85% 69 52 30 56 0.2 n.s.