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Table 1 Patient characteristics and AUDIT-C categories across racial/ethnic groups and overall

From: Racial/ethnic differences in the association between alcohol use and mortality among men living with HIV

  Black Hispanic White p value Overall
n = 8518 (%) n = 1353 (%) n = 7368 (%) n = 17, 239 (%)
Demographic characteristics
Age
 < 50 38.2 39.5 37.7 < 0.001 38.1
 50–64 55.9 52.3 49.1 52.7
 65+ 5.9 8.1 13.2 9.2
HIV disease severity
CD4 count (< 200)a
 < 200 17.8 13.7 13.7 < 0.001 14.7
 200–500 42.6 38.6 40.2 41.3
 > 500 39.7 47.7 48.5 44.0
Viral load (≥ 500)a 32.1 22.6 19.4 < 0.001 26.0
HAART 73.4 76.1 76.7 < 0.001 75.0
Comorbid mental and physical health conditions
Smoking status
 Never 24.5 30.9 29.5 < 0.001 27.1
 Past 10.3 17.1 16.9 13.6
 Current 65.3 51.9 53.6 59.3
Drug use 24.3 8.6 14.5 < 0.001 16.9
BMIa
 Underweight 3.7 1.5 2.5 < 0.001 3.0
 Normal and overweight 76.7 79.7 79.5 78.2
 Obese 19.6 18.8 18.0 18.8
Cancer (non-AIDS related) 6.4 7.0 12.6 < 0.001 9.1
Lung disease 17.5 17.6 19.9 < 0.001 18.5
Cardiovascular disease 12.2 11.8 15.1 < 0.001 13.4
Hypertension 49.2 38.4 40.3 < 0.001 44.5
Diabetes 14.3 15.8 12.2 < 0.001 13.5
Hepatitis B 10.2 13.2 8.1 < 0.001 9.5
Hepatitis C 28.4 14.7 26.0 < 0.001 22.3
Anxiety 11.6 18.9 18.8 < 0.001 15.3
Major depression 20.5 21.8 21.7 0.180 21.1
Psychosis (schizophrenia, schizoaffective, other) 13.2 11.8 13.6 0.014 12.6
PTSD 13.3 10.7 12.3 < 0.001 12.1
AUDIT-C categories
AUDIT-C category
 Lower-risk (1–3) 74.2 76.9 78.2 < 0.001 76.1
 Moderate-risk (4–7) 18.3 16.9 17.1 17.7
 High-risk (8–12) 7.5 6.3 4.8  6.2 
  1. aMissing data about disease severity makes N = 14,880, N for BMI = 17,188, N for smoking = 16,958