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Table 1 Factors associated with being a late presenter among new HIV diagnoses in Italy, 2010-2011

From: Late presenters among persons with a new HIV diagnosis in Italy, 2010–2011

  Late presenter   Non-late presenter   P AOR (95% IC)
  No. % row No. % row    
Total 3,059 55.2 2,486 44.8    
Year of reporting      n.s.   
2010 1,575 54.0 1,342 46.0    
2011 1,484 56.5 1,144 43.5    
Gender      n.s.   
Male 2,261 54.5 1,887 45.5   1  
Female 798 57.2 597 42.8   0.9 0.8-1.0
Median age at diagnosis in years (IQR) 40 (33–48) 35 (28–43) 0.000*   
Age at diagnosis      0.000**   
≤ 29 470 38.9 739 61.1   1  
30–34 460 50.7 448 49.3   1.7 1.4-2.1
35–39 509 54.3 429 45.7   2.1 1.7-2.5
40–49 938 61.3 593 38.7   2.9 2.5-3.4
≥ 50 678 71.1 275 28.9   4.6 3.8-5.6
Nationality      0.000**   
Italian 2,115 53.1 1,865 46.9   1  
Non-national 936 60.4 614 39.6   1,7 1.5-2.0
Area of notification      0.000**   
Northern Italy 1,888 53.2 1,658 46.8   1  
Centre Italy 474 59.1 328 40.9   1.3 1.1-1.6
Transmission mode      0.000**   
MSM 787 44.3 988 55.7   1  
IDU 196 59.8 132 40.2   1.6 1.2-2.1
Heterosexual 1,629 61.1 1,037 38.9   1.7 1.5-2.0
Other/not determined 447 57.6 329 42.4   1.6 1.4-2.0
  1. * U Mann-Whitney test.
  2. ** Chi 2 test.