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Table 1 Baseline characteristics for 551 patients with HIV infection admitted to medical ward

From: Hospitalization causes and outcomes in HIV patients in the late antiretroviral era in Colombia

Patient characteristics All patients, n = 551
(100%)
Previous HIV diagnosis, n = 430
(78%)
AIDS-defining illness, n = 301
(54.6%)
Age, median (IQR) 37 (30–49) 36 (30–48) 37 (30–50)
Male 418 (76) 321 (74.6) 231 (76.7)
Low income 372 (67.5) 289 (67.2) 225 (74.7)
Lower educational attainment 390 (70.8) 188 (43.7) 154 (51.1)
New HIV diagnosis 121 (22) 88 (29.2)
ART status
Receiving ART prior to admission 273 (49.5) 273 (63.4) 131 (43.5)
Not on ART 278 (50.4) 64 (14.9) 111 (36.8)
Abandonment of ART 93 (21.6) 59 (19.6)
Adherence to ARTa 199/366 (54.4) 83/190 (43.6)
Attending HIV program 258 (60.0) 86 (28.5)
Attending HIV program and receiving ART 226/258 (87.6) 72(23.9)
CD4 cell count, cells/μl
Median (IQR)
98 (36.2–98) 117 (41–310) 59 (24–131)
HIV viral load, copies/mL
Median (IQR)
100.278 (1.505–384.250) 36.381 (77–216.441) 179.000 (26.597–622.022)
Anemiab 104 (18.9) 90 (20.9) 76 (25.2)
Past history of TB 88 (20.4) 88 (20.4) 55 (18.2)
  1. aAdherence to ART is calculated with patients who had abandoned ART or were receiving ART prior to admission
  2. bAnemia was defined using WHO criteria (hemoglobin < 11.0 g/dL for both males and females)