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Table 1 Characteristics of newly diagnosed HIV-infected cases with confirmed entry into care, San Francisco Department of Public Health, July 2006 to June 2007 (N = 160)

From: Using surveillance data to monitor entry into care of newly diagnosed HIV-infected persons: San Francisco, 2006–2007

  Confirmed
(n = 126)
Not in care
or unknown
care status
(n = 34)
P value Univariate
OR
P value Multivariate
OR
P value
Sex        
Male 117 (93%) 34 (100%) NS 0.30 (0.04 – 2.56) 0.28   
Women 9 (7%) 0 NS     
Self-reported sexual orientation        
Men who have sex with men 93 (74%) 31 (91%) 0.05 0.22 (0.07 – 0.66) <0.01   
Race/ethnicity        
White 61 (48%) 13 (38%) NS     
Black 22 (17%) 7 (21%) NS 1.22 (0.48 – 3.11) 0.68   
Hispanic 30 (23%) 8 (24%) NS 1.14 (0.49 – 2.64) 0.76   
Asian 7 (6%) 4 (12%) NS 0.81 (0.22 – 3.02) 0.76   
Age categories        
Less or equal to 25 years 22 (17%) 12 (35%) NS     
26 to 35 years 39 (31%) 11 (32%) NS 1.32 (0.53 – 3.27) 0.56   
36 to 45 years 45 (36%) 7 (21%) NS 1.68 (0.67 – 4.23) 0.27   
Older than 45 years 20 (16%) 4 (12%) NS 1.86 (0.59 – 5.89) 0.29   
Site of diagnosis        
Municipal STD clinic 74 (59%) 32 (94%) <0.01     
County hospital 37 (29%) 0 <0.001 27.6 (3.64 – 208.84) 0.001 101.71 (5.29 – 1952.05) <0.001
Community clinics 12 (10%) 1 (3%) NS 9.2 (1.15 – 73.34) 0.04 18.53 (0.75 – 457.98) 0.07
Other 3 (2%) 1 (3%) NS 2.3 (0.23 – 22.84) 0.48   
Initial CD4 T cell count        
Less or equal to 200 30 (19%) NA NA     
Between 200 and 500 21 (13%) NA NA 7.05 (2.80 – 17.71) <0.001 5.99 (1.75 – 20.44) <0.01
Higher than 500 66 (48%) NA NA 13 (3.66 – 46.15) <0.001 7.61 (1.71 – 33.75)  
Interviewed by the SFDPH 88 (70%) 33 (97%) NS 1.86 (0.87 – 3.94) 0.11 18.86 (1.83 – 194.80) 0.001
First primary care visit within 3 months of diagnosis 111 (88%) NA NA 20.88 (8.85 – 49.25) <0.001 7.44 (2.45 – 22.57) <0.001
  1. NS = Not significant, NA = Not applicable