Table 1

Basic characteristics of 2006 newly diagnosed HIV/AIDS patients in China
Characteristic Patient no. (%)
Age, years
  <40 1100 (54.84)
  40–60 741 (36.94)
  ≥60 165 (8.22)
  Median age (range) 40 (18, 86)
Sex
  Male 1518 (75.67)
  Female 488 (24.33)
HIV transmission category
  Sexual contact 1479 (73.73)
  Blood 351 (17.48)
  Unknown transmission risk 176 (8.79)
CD4 count*, cells/mm3
  <50 806 (40.91)
  50-200 619 (31.42)
  200–350 367 (18.63)
  ≥350 178 (9.04)
  Median CD4 count (range) 136 (1, 891)
Ethnicity
  Han 1515 (75.53)
  Other (minority) 491 (24.47)

* 1970 patients had a baseline CD4 count.

Shen et al.

Shen et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:79   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-13-79

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