Table 4

Characteristics of homeless persons with AIDS who did and did not receive health department supportive housing, in San Francisco, 1996–2006 (N = 676)*

Characteristics

Received Supportive Housing


Yes

No


(N = 70)

(N = 606)


N

%

N

%

P value


Gender

0.1448


Male

48

68.57

472

77.89


Female

16

22.86

86

14.19


Transgender

6

8.57

48

7.92



Age at diagnosis (years)

0.0637


13–29

8

11.43

82

13.53


30–39

22

31.43

244

40.26


40–49

25

35.71

214

35.31


50+

15

21.43

66

10.89



Race/ethnicity

0.5319


White

27

38.57

248

40.92


African American

28

40.00

237

39.11


Latino

10

14.29

99

16.34


Asian/Pacific Islander/Native American/Other

5

7.14

22

3.63



Risk group

0.2825


Men who have sex with men

19

27.14

123

20.30


Injection drug user

31

44.29

241

39.77


Men who have sex with men and inject drugs

17

24.29

207

34.16


Heterosexual/Other

3

4.29

35

5.78



Insurance status

0.0695


Public

26

37.14

205

33.83


Private

3

4.29

5

0.83


None

40

57.14

383

63.20


Unknown

1

1.43

13

2.15



Initial AIDS diagnosis

0.9964


CD4 count <200 cells/mm3

55

78.57

476

78.55


Opportunistic illness

15

21.43

130

21.45



CD4 count at diagnosis (mean cells/mm3)

176

172

0.8368



Ever received highly active antiretroviral therapy

0.1052


Yes

56

80.00

429

70.79


No

14

20.00

177

29.21



Ever received prophylaxis against Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia

0.7236


Yes

47

67.14

394

65.02


No

23

32.86

212

34.98



Ever received prophylaxis against Mycobacterium avium complex

0.9886


Yes

19

27.14

164

27.06


No

51

72.86

442

72.94


* Includes 35 additional cases not originally recorded as homeless at diagnosis but who matched with the housing database and had a move-in date that was later than the AIDS diagnosis date.

†Chi square test for differences in proportions and t test for differences in means.

‡Excludes 23 cases that were missing CD4 results.

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

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