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Table 1 Demographic and general characteristics of the study population (n = 252)

From: Intestinal helminth infections in HIV-infected patients in Savannakhet after establishment of an HIV registration network in Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Sex (male/female) 138/114
Median age (range), years 39 (18–59)
Ethnic group
 Lao Loum 239 (94.8%)
 Lao Theung 5 (2.0%)
 Phou Thai 2 (0.8%)
 Refused to answer 6 (2.4%)
Resident state
 Permanent resident 181 (71.8%)
 Migrant* 71 (28.2%)
Occupation
 Farmer 129 (51.2%)
 Merchant and company worker 74 (29.4%)
 Government staff 12 (4.7%)
 Student 7 (2.8%)
 Unemployed 9 (3.6%)
 Refused to answer 21 (8.3%)
Educational status
 None 13 (5.2%)
 Primary 105 (41.7%)
 Secondary 119 (47.2%)
 College 1 (0.4%)
 Refused to answer 14 (5.5%)
Marital status
 Single 55 (21.8%)
 Married or living with partner 127 (50.4%)
 Widowed or separated 64 (25.4%)
 Refused to answer 6 (2.4%)
Infection route
 Sexual intercourse 239 (94.8%)
 Mother-to-child transmission 5 (2.0%)
 Unknown 8 (3.2%)
Number of CD4-positive T cells (cells/μL)
 < 200 43 (17.1%)
 ≥ 200 156 (61.9%)
 No data 53 (21.0%)
HIV viral load (copies/mL)
 < 250 146 (57.9%)
 ≥ 250 12 (4.8%)
 No data 94 (37.3%)
History of tuberculosis
 Positive 89 (38.4%)
 Negative 143 (61.6%)
  1. *Migrant worker: Laotian living and working in Thailand but receiving medical care in Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR