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Table 1 Baseline group characteristics

From: ART adherence changes among patients in community substance use treatment: a preliminary analysis from MACH14

  In Substance Abuse Treatment NOT In Substance Abuse Treatment Test Statistic df p
  N mean +/− sd or % N mean +/− sd or %    
Demographic Variables 13   202     
Age 13 38.8+/−8.0 187 40.3+/−8.2 t=−0.63  198 NS 
Gender (Male) 9 69.2% 131 65.5% = 0.08 1 NS
Ethnicity      Fisher Exact  0.04
 Caucasian  5 38.5% 37 18.3%
 African American  2 15.4% 104 51.5%
 Hispanic  0 0% 6 3.0%
Employed  2  18.2% 65   41.7% Fisher Exact NS 
MSM  5  55.6% 80 63.5%  Fisher Exact NS 
HIV Markers        
Mean CD4+ 13 295.4+/−202.6 186  227.8+/−207.0 t=1.14 197 NS
Non-Detectable (%) 12 92.3% 170 91.4% Fisher Exact NS
Substance Use Variables
Proportion Days Used Alcohol 13 0.0055+/−0.020 188 0.088+/−0.1775 t=−5.86 173.0 <.0001
% Recent Alcohol Use 1 7.7% 78 38.6% Fisher Exact 0.034
% Recent Cannabis 0   21 13.4%    
% Recent Cocaine 0   7 3.5%    
% Recent Heroin 0   2 0.99%    
% Recent Stimulants 0   9 4.5%    
% Used Any Illicit Drug 0   17 8.4%