Table 1

Descriptive characteristics for index groups and the general workforce

Men

Women



General Workforce/1

Index Group

General Workforce

Index Group


Number

1691

41

794

56

Age in years/2

38.5

38.4

40.6

40.5

Years of Work Experience/2

9.8

9.0

10.5

9.9

CD4 count for initiating ART

Mean

144

183

Median

145

187

IQR

68–224

105–270


/1 The general workforce is defined as all permanently employed tea pluckers assigned to the same work gangs as workers in the index group who were hired at least 24 months before the index worker in their gang initiated ART.

/2 Age and work experience were evaluated as of the month and year that the index worker in each gang initiated ART.

Larson et al. BMC Public Health 2009 9:240   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-9-240

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