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Table 1 General characteristics of the 1748 HIV positive study participants

From: Prevalence of syphilis, neurosyphilis and associated factors in a cross-sectional analysis of HIV infected patients attending Bugando Medical Centre, Mwanza, Tanzania

Variable Frequency Percent or Median (IQR)
Gender
Male 496 28.4
Female 1252 71.6
Age 1748 42 [34–50]
18–39 729 41.7
40–64 966 55.3
65–85 53 3.0
Marital status
Single 543 31.1
Married(monogamy) 940 53.8
Polygamy 258 14.8
Window 7 0.4
Occupation
Vendor 1114 63.7
Peasant 338 19.3
Fisherman 10 0.6
Employed 211 12.1
House wife 75 4.3
Residence
Mwanza city 1552 88.8
Mwanza city 196 11.2
Outside   
Education
Illiterate 126 7.2
primary 1170 66.9
Secondary 373 21.3
College 60 3.4
University 19 1.1
Reports being told to have syphilis
No 1695 97.0
Yes 53 3.0
Reports previously being treated for syphilis
No 17 32.1
Yes 36 67.9
Reports penicillin injection
One 4 11.1
Three 32 88.9
History of gental lesion p
No 1698 97.1
Yes 50 2.9
Number of lesion
One 15 30
> two 35 70
Duration of lesion
  < year 29 58.0
2-3 year 11 22.0
4-6 year 4 8.0
> 6 years 6 12.0
Rashes on palm and sole
No 1740 99.5
Yes 8 0.5
Treatment for rashes
No 3 37.5
Yes 5 62.5
ART use
Not on ART 1 0.1
ART use 1747 99.9
Serum TPHA
Negative 1581 90.5
Positive 167 9.6
CD4 Cell/μl 1748 526 [362–706]
< 350 306 17.5
> 350 1008 57.7
missing 434 24.8
Viral load (copies/uL) 1748 19 [19–20]
< 50 1333 76.3
50–999 78 4.5
> 1000 84 4.8
Missing 253 14.5