Table 1 Baseline demographic characteristics of the CHM database stratified by therapy.

From: Chinese herbal medicine for patients living with HIV in Guangxi province, China: an analysis of two registries

CharacteristicALL (n = 2527)CHM (n = 1333)CHM combined with ART (n = 1194)P value
Marital status— no. (%)
Single414 (16.38%)240 (18.00%)174 (14.57%)<0.01
Married1640 (64.9%)854 (64.07%)786 (65.83%) 
Divorced180 (7.12%)108 (8.10%)72 (6.03%) 
widowed293 (11.59%)131 (9.83%)162 (13.57%) 
Educational levels— no. (%)
College graduate113 (4.46%)63 (4.72%)50 (4.18%)<0.01
Senior high school276 (10.9%)135 (10.11%)141 (11.79%) 
Junior middle school1060 (41.88%)540 (40.45%)520 (43.48%) 
Elementary school887 (35.05%)467 (34.98%)420 (35.12%) 
Unschooled40 (1.58%)26 (1.95%)14 (1.17%) 
Preschool155 (6.12%)104 (7.79%)51 (4.26%) 
possible HIV-infected route
Blood transfusion8 (0.31%)5 (0.37%)3 (0.25%)<0.01
Drug taking294 (11.57%)145 (10.79%)149 (12.44%) 
Sexual behavior2172 (85.44%)1134 (84.38%)1038 (86.64%) 
Mother-to-child transmission12 (0.47%)5 (0.37%)7 (0.58%) 
Paid blood donation7 (0.28%)2 (0.15%)5 (0.42%) 
Unclear130 (5.11%)83 (6.18%)47 (3.92%)