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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the HIV-infected individuals included in the study

From: Spatiotemporal analysis and epidemiological characterization of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Libya within a twenty five year  period: 1993–2017

  Newly diagnosed cases of HIV n (%)
1993–1997 1998–2002 2003–2007 2008–2012 2013–2017
Region
 West 236 (8.1) 494 (16.9) 599 (20.5) 739 (25.3) 849 (29.1)
 East 595 (21.9) 481 (17.7) 525 (19.3) 532 (19.6) 582 (21.4)
 South 91 (7.0) 276 (21.7) 305 (23.9) 368 (28.9) 234 (18.5)
 Central 53 (4.8) 81 (7.3) 206 (18.8) 287 (25.9) 482 (43.5)
Gender
 Male 758 (77.7) 1021 (76.7) 1220 (74.6) 1395 (72.4) 1650 (76.9)
 Female 217 (22.3) 311 (23.3) 415 (25.4) 531 (27.6) 497 (22.3)
Age (years)
 < 20 58 (5.9) 77 (5.8) 123 (7.5) 137 (7.1) 119 (5.5)
 21–30 617 (63.3) 744 (55.9) 80 (4.9) 995 (51.7) 1221 (56.9)
 31–40 210 (21.5) 328 (24.6) 479 (29.3) 509 (26.4) 549 (25.6)
 41–50 76 (7.8) 102 (7.7) 139 (8.5) 176 (9.1) 161 (7.5)
 > 50 14 (1.4) 81 (6.1) 93 (5.7) 109 (5.7) 97 (4.5)
Education
 No formal education 503 (51.6) 728 (54.7) 991 (60.6) 1133 (58.8) 1213 (56.5)
 Primary School 312 (32) 390 (29.3) 418 (25.6) 527 (27.4) 610 (28.4)
 Secondary 149 (15.3) 197 (14.8) 211 (12.9) 249 (12.9) 311 (14.5)
 Superior 11 (1.1) 17 (1.3) 15 (0.90) 17 (0.9) 13 (0.6)
Marital status
 Single 786 (80.6) 1113 (83.6) 1392 (85.1) 1667 (86.6) 1877 (87.4)
 Married 13 (1.3) 16 (1.2) 21 (1.3) 19 (1.0) 23 (1.1)
 Divorced 97 (9.9) 109 (8.2) 113 (6.9) 123 (6.4) 120 (5.6)
 Unknown 79 (8.1) 94 (7.1) 109 (6.7) 117 (6.1) 127 (5.9)
Total 975 (12.2) 1332 (16.6) 1635 (20.6) 1926 (24.0) 2147 (26.8)