Table 3

Multiple causes of death among persons diagnosed with AIDS between 1996 and 2005, by homeless status at diagnosis

Homeless

Housed


Cause of death

N (%)

N (%)



HIV/AIDS

156 (78%)

905 (83%)


Hepatitis

41 (21%)

130 (12%)


Liver disease

39 (20%)

160 (15%)


Septicemia

35 (18%)

121 (11%)


Mental illness

33 (17%)

52 (5%)


Heart disease

29 (15%)

201 (18%)


Pneumonia (non-AIDS-related)

27 (14%)

172 (16%)


Non-AIDS cancer

12 (6%)

139 (13%)


P = 0.02 using the chi square test for differences between HIV/AIDS-related deaths and non-HIV/AIDS-related deaths.

Schwarcz et al. BMC Public Health 2009 9:220   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-9-220

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