Table 2 Baseline demographic and clinical characteristics of the whole cohort stratified by therapy.

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

IndexALL (n = 2637)CHM (n = 1180)CHM combined ART (n = 1126)ART (n = 331)P value
Sex—no. (%)
n248611251053343<0.01
Male1622 (65.25%)694 (63.32%)716 (68.06%)212 (62.72%) 
Female864 (34.75%)402 (36.68%)336 (31.94%)126 (37.28%) 
Age–yr
n247310991053321<0.01
Mean ± Std47.35 ± 14.2447.41 ± 14.7447.97 ± 13.0045.12 ± 16.13 
Median45454640 
IQR36, 5936, 5937, 5933, 57 
Range17–8817–8819–8420–88 
Age group — no. (%)
n247310991053321<0.01
<20 yr6 (0.24%)5 (0.45%)1 (0.09%)0 (0%) 
20–29 yr215 (8.69%)114 (10.37%)52 (4.94%)49 (15.26%) 
30–39 yr647 (26.16%)261 (23.75%)283 (26.88%)103 (32.09%) 
40–49 yr579 (23.41%)260 (23.66%)264 (25.07%)55 (17.13%) 
50–59 yr428 (17.31%)193 (17.56%)193 (18.33%)42 (13.08%) 
60–69 yr433 (17.51%)181 (16.47%)211 (20.04%)41 (12.77%) 
> =70 yr165 (6.67%)85 (7.73%)49 (4.65%)31 (9.66%) 
CD4— cell/μL
n252011241053343<0.01
Mean ± Std316.85 ± 199.19376.80 ± 213.53271.45 ± 181.54258.17 ± 133.01 
Median286372237255 
IQR177, 424371237166, 348 
Range1–1538235.5, 488.5148, 3471–773 
CD4 group — no. (%)
n252111251053343<0.01
<350 cell/μL1551 (61.52%)499 (44.36%)794 (75.40%)258 (75.22%) 
≥350 cell/μL970 (38.48%)626 (55.64%)259 (24.60%)85 (24.78%) 
CD8— cell/μL
n215412069433<0.01
Mean ± Std956.31 ± 521.661057.74 ± 550.32848.67 ± 466.63778.33 ± 34.96 
Median860.5977.5758797 
IQR586, 1223682, 1344530, 1079738, 800 
Range0–45310–441648–4531738–800 
Platelets—×109/L
n263711801126331<0.01
Mean ± Std224.94 ± 74.87220.45 ± 76.22233.75 ± 72.71216.23 ± 73.80 
Median219214226209 
IQR179, 266171, 259189, 275177, 248 
Range0.26–7922.9–7920.26–60014–593 
Hemoglobin—(g/L)
n2637118011263310.56