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Volume 17, Number 6—June 2011

Dispatch

Association of Patients’ Geographic Origins with Viral Hepatitis Co-infection Patterns, Spain

Santiago Pérez CachafeiroComments to Author , Ana María Caro-Murillo, Juan Berenguer, Ferran Segura, Felix Gutiérrez, Francesc Vidal, Maria Ángeles Martínez-Pérez, Julio Sola, Roberto Muga, Santiago Moreno, Julia Del Amo, and on behalf of Cohort of the Spanish Aids Research Network
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Fundación IDI Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra, Pontevedra, Spain (S. Pérez Cachafeiro); National Centre of Epidemiology Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain (A.M. Caro-Murillo, J. Del Amo); Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañon, Madrid (J. Berenguer); Corporació Sanitària Parc Taulí, Sabadell, Spain (F. Segura); Hospital Universitario de Elche, Elche, Spain (F. Gutiérrez); Hospital Universitari de Tarragona Joan XXIII, Tarragona, Spain (F. Vidal), Hospital Universitario San Cecilio, Granada, Spain (M.Á. Martínez-Pérez), Hospital de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain (J. Sola); Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona, Spain (R. Muga); and Hospital Universitario Ramon y Cajal, Madrid (S. Moreno)

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Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of patients in Cohort of the Spanish Aids Research Network by geographic origin, Spain, 2004–2008*

Patient characteristic No. (%) patients
All Spain Western Europe Eastern Europe Sub-Saharan Africa North Africa Latin America Other/UNK
Total 4,419 3,023 136 90 315 67 740 48
Female sex
1,003 (22.70)
574 (18.99)
15 (11.03)†
41 (45.56)‡
182 (57.78)‡
24 (35.82)‡
166 (22.43)†
1 (2.08)
Age, y
<31 1,344 (30.42) 751 (24.84) 23 (16.91) 56 (62.22)‡ 147 (46.67)‡ 18 (26.87) 330 (44.59)‡ 19 (39.58)
31–40 1,750 (39.61) 1,197 (39.60) 76 (55.88)‡ 23 (25.56) 105 (33.33) 32 (47.76) 301 (40.68) 16 (33.33)
>40
1,325 (29.98)
1,075 (35.56)
37 (27.21)
11 (12.22)
63 (20.00)†
17 (25.37)
109 (14.73)‡
13 (27.08)
Transmission
Heterosexual 1,666 (37.70) 960 (31.76) 30 (22.06) 48 (53.33)‡ 284 (90.16)‡ 50 (74.63)‡ 282 (38.11)† 12 (25.00)
IDU 721 (16.32) 641 (21.20) 25 (18.38) 24 (26.67) 5 (1.59) 6 (8.96) 14 (1.89) 6 (12.50)
MSM 1,852 (41.91) 1,301 (43.04) 78 (57.35)† 12 (13.33)† 2 (0.63) 6 (8.96) 427 (57.70)‡ 26 (54.17)
Other/UNK
180 (4.07)
121(4.00)
3 (2.21)
6 (6.67)
24 (7.62)
5(7.46)
17 (2.30)
4 (8.33)
Level of studies
No studies 303 (6.86) 152 (5.03) 5 (3.68) 9 (10.00) 78 (24.76)‡ 15 (22.39)‡ 41 (5.54) 3 (6.25)
Primary 1,416 (32.04) 998 (33.01) 30 (22.06) 33 (36.67) 92 (29.21) 19 (28.36) 236 (31.89) 8 (16.67)
Secondary 1,203 (27.22) 839 (27.75) 42 (30.88) 28 (31.11) 39 (12.38)† 14 (20.90) 231 (31.22) 10 (20.83)
University 642 (14.53) 459 (15.18) 39 (28.68)† 7 (7.78) 10 (3.17) 7 (10.45) 113 (15.27) 7 (14.58)
Unknown 855 (19.35) 575 (19.02) 20 (14.71) 13 (14.44) 96 (30.48)† 12 (17.91) 119 (16.08) 20 (41.67)†

*IDU, injection drug user; MSM, men who have sex with men; UNK, unknown.
†p<0.05, χ2 test for the difference between proportions of persons from each place of origin and persons born in Spain.
‡p<0.01.

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1A complete listing of the members of the Spanish AIDS Research Network is provided in the Technical Appendix

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