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Volume 14, Number 1—January 2008
THEME ISSUE
International Polar Year
Dispatches

Implementation and Effectiveness of Antiretroviral Therapy in Greenland

Nicolai Lohse*†Comments to Author , Karin Ladefoged‡, and Niels Obel†1
Author affiliations: *Århus University Hospital, Århus, Denmark; †Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark; ‡Dronning Ingrids Hospital, Nuuk, Greenland;

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Table

Mortality rate per 1,000 person-years among HIV patients in Greenland and Denmark, 1995–2007*

Variable Greenland
Denmark
All Nuuk Remote districts
Years
1995–1997 139 (81–239) 178 (89–356) 103 (43–247) 96 (88–105)
1998–2000 82 (47–144) 62 (26–148) 107 (51–225) 29 (25–34)
2001–2003 84 (50–141) 107 (58–199) 54 (20–144) 25 (22–28)
2004–2006
59 (35–99)
43 (19–96)
81 (41–162)
24 (21–28)
Mortality rate ratio change per year, 1995–2006 0.91 (0.84–0.98) 0.86 (0.77–0.96) 0.96 (0.86–1.08) 0.82 (0.80–0.84)
p value† 0.014 0.006 0.533 <0.001

*Ranges in parentheses are 95% confidence intervals.
†Test for trend.

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1The Danish HIV Cohort Study: Departments of Infectious Diseases at Copenhagen University Hospitals Rigshospitalet (J. Gerstoft, N. Obel) and Hvidovre (G. Kronborg), Odense University Hospital (C. Pedersen), Aarhus University Hospitals, Skejby (C.S. Larsen) and Aalborg (G. Pedersen), Herning Hospital (A.L. Laursen), Helsingør Hospital (B. Kvinesdal), and Kolding Hospital (A. Møller).

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