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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the 196 patients compared with 5304 patients in Amsterdam in follow-up at the end of 2007 in the ATHENA cohort (database of the Stichting HIV Monitoring)

From: HIV-infected mental health patients: characteristics and comparison with HIV-infected patients from the general population and non-infected mental health patients

  Amsterdam-Clinic   Amsterdam-ATHENA  
N or mean Valid% or range * N or mean Valid% or range p value
Age at intake 42 (± 8.8) (18–65) 43.8 (± 10.6) (1–81.9) p = 0.03
Age at HIV diagnosis 35 (± 8.8) (15–64) 35.5 (± 10.2) (0–81.5) p = 0.6
Male 172 87.7% 4380 79.6% p = 0.06
Homosexual men 148 77.5% 3437 64.8% p = 0.002
Has a partner 91 48.9%    
Has a paid day job (>12 hr/week) 112 60.2%    
Has a psychiatric history 128 68.4%    
Has a Dutch origin 143 74.1% 2886 54.4% p < 0.0001
Drug used past 30 days 75 43.4%    
Cannabis 45 26.3%    
Ecstasy, speed, cocaine 46 26.9%    
Heroin, LSD 2 1.2%    
Education      
Basic 13 7.2%    
Intermediate 94 52.2%    
High 73 40.6%    
Years of HIV 7.0 (± 6.3) (0–25) 8.3 (± 6.0) (0–26.5) p < 0.001
0 – 1 30 15.8% 436 8.3% p < 0.001
1 – 5 65 34.2% 1458 27.9%  
5 – 10 43 22.6% 1432 27.3%  
> 10 52 27.4% 1910 36.5%  
CD4 cells/mm3 488 (± 234.7) (20–1300) 522 (± 258) (0–2150) p = 0.1
0 – 200 11 7.0% 332 7.5% p = 0.004
201 – 500 93 58.9% 2014 45.7%  
> 500 54 34.2% 2060 46.8%  
Is on antiviral treatment 132 68.8% 4119 77.7% p = 0.004
  1. * Due to missing values, the N varied from 158 (CD4 count) to 196 in the clinic and from 4406 (CD4 count) to 5304 in the ATHENA cohort.