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Table 1 Baseline demographic and clinic characteristics of study patients

From: Effect of mobile text messages on antiretroviral medication adherence and patient retention in early HIV care: an open-label, randomized, single center study in south Florida

 Control (n = 49)Intervention (n = 45)p value
Age, years
 Mean ± SD40.7 ± 10.837.5 ± 11.70.171
 Median (range)42 (18–63)36 (21–60)0.128
Gender, n (%)
 Cisgender men30 (61.3)28 (62.2)0.921
 Cisgender women18 (36.7)17 (37.8)0.917
 Transgender women1 (2)0 (0)0.335
Ethnicity, n (%)
 White4 (8.2)4 (8.9)0.899
 Black28 (57.1)32 (71.1)0.159
 Hispanic16 (32.7)9 (20)0.165
 Other1 (2)0 (0)0.335
Mode of HIV transmission, n (%)
 Heterosexual30 (61.3)29 (64.4)0.832
 MSM15 (30.6)12 (26.7)0.820
 Other3 (6.1)4 (8.9)0.706
Viral load, log10 copies/mL
 Mean ± SD4.7 ± 0.84.7 ± 1.01.000
 Median (range)4.8 (2.4–6.9)4.7 (2.2–6.8)0.779
CD4 cell count, cells/mL
 Mean ± SD221.8 ± 185.6240.1 ± 230.70.672
 Median (range)198 (5–834)219 (5–1019)0.959
ART regimen, n (%)
 PI-based9 (18.4)11 (24.5)0.615
 NNRTI-based21 (42.8)24 (53.3)0.409
 INSTI-based19 (38.8)10 (22.2)0.117
  1. SD standard deviation, MSM men who have sex with men, PI protease inhibitor, INSTI integrase strand transfer inhibitor, NNRTI non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, ART antiretroviral therapy