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Table 1 Characteristics of persons diagnosed with AIDS in San Francisco, 1996–2006, by housing status at diagnosis (N = 6558)

From: Impact of housing on the survival of persons with AIDS

Characteristics Homeless Non-Homeless  
  (N = 641)   (N = 5917)   
  N % N % P value*
Gender      <0.0001
   Male 497 77.54 5363 90.64  
   Female 94 14.66 399 6.74  
   Transgender 50 7.80 155 2.62  
Age at diagnosis (years)      0.0003
   13–29 83 12.95 539 9.11  
   30–39 255 39.78 2361 39.90  
   40–49 229 35.73 2032 34.34  
   50+ 74 11.54 985 16.65  
Race/ethnicity      <0.0001
   White 260 40.56 3646 61.62  
   African American 252 39.31 963 16.28  
   Latino 106 16.54 944 15.95  
   Asian/Pacific Islander/Native American/Other 23 3.59 364 6.15  
Risk group      <0.0001
   Men who have sex with men 135 21.06 4098 69.26  
   Injection drug user 257 40.09 634 10.71  
   Men who have sex with men and inject drugs 213 33.23 881 14.89  
   Heterosexual/Other 36 5.62 304 5.14  
Insurance status      <0.0001
   Public 212 33.07 1205 20.37  
   Private 7 1.09 2628 44.41  
   None 408 63.65 1906 32.21  
   Unknown 14 2.18 178 3.01  
Initial AIDS diagnosis      0.3518
   CD4 count <200 cells/mm3 503 78.47 4735 80.02  
   Opportunistic illness 138 21.53 1182 19.98  
CD4 count at diagnosis (mean cells/mm 3 )   172   184 0.0346
Ever received highly active antiretroviral therapy      <0.0001
   Yes 454 70.83 4870 82.31  
   No 187 29.17 1047 17.69  
Ever received prophylaxis against Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia      
   Yes 417 65.05 3384 57.19 0.0001
   No 224 34.95 2533 42.81  
Ever received prophylaxis against Mycobacterium avium complex      
   Yes 173 26.99 1099 18.57 <0.0001
   No 468 73.01 4818 81.43  
  1. * Chi square test for differences in proportions and t test for differences in means.
  2. † Excludes 205 cases that were missing CD4 results.