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Table 1 Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of Participants at Baseline

From: Lower health-related quality of life predicts all-cause hospitalization among HIV-infected individuals

Categorical Variables
Characteristics N (%)
Hospitalized  
 Yes 366 (21.39)
 No 1345 (78.61)
Gender  
 Male 1594 (93.16)
 Female 117 (6.84)
Race  
 Non-Hispanic White 719 (42.02)
 Non-Hispanic African 722 (42.20)
 Others 270 (15.78)
Rank  
 Officer/Warrant Officer 126 (7.36)
 Enlisted 893 (52.19)
 Others (Retired/Civilians) 692 (40.44)
Marriage, Yes 556 (32.50)
Medical Comorbidity, Yes 285 (16.66)
Mental Comorbidity, Yes 493 (28.81)
AIDS Diagnosis, Yes 202 (11.81)
HAART  
 PI-Based 575 (33.61)
 Non-PI-Based 756 (44.18)
 HAART-Naïve 241 (14.09)
 Off-HAART 121 (7.07)
 Non-HAART ART 18 (1.05)
Plasma Viral Load > 50 copies/mL  
 Yes 600 (35.07)
 No 1111 (64.93)
CD4 Count  
  < 200 cells/mm3 92 (5.38)
 200–349 cells/mm3 242 (14.14)
 350–499 cells/mm3 411 (24.02)
  > 499 cells/mm3 966 (56.46)
Continuous Variables
Characteristics Median (Interquartile Range)
Age (years) 42.00 (34.00–49.00)
CD4 Count (cells/mm3) 538.00 (389.00–721.00)
Plasma Viral Load (Log10) 1.70 (1.68–2.82)
Time Since HIV Diagnosis (years) 10.00 (4.00–17.00)
Duration of Follow-Up from Baseline (Years, Overall) 2.71 (1.04–3.80)
 Hospitalized 1.23 (0.53–2.37)
 Not Hospitalized 3.13 (1.53–3.95)
Physical Component Summary Scores (PCSS)  
 Lower Tercile 41.78 (35.88–46.13)
 Middle Tercile 54.56 (52.78–55.87)
 Upper Tercile 58.81 (57.87–59.76)
Mental Component Summary Scores (MCSS)  
 Lower Tercile 39.18 (31.99–43.88)
 Middle Tercile 50.69 (49.02–51.82)
 Upper Tercile 55.22 (54.04–57.29)