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Table 1 Demographic data, risk factors, and mortality of HIV infected patients diagnosed in Saudi Arabia from 1984 through 2001.

From: Epidemiology of the human immunodeficiency virus in Saudi Arabia; 18-year surveillance results and prevention from an Islamic perspective

  Saudi (%) Non-Saudi (%) Total
Number of patients 1285 (21.3) 4761 (78.7) 6046
Gender    
   Male 945 (73.5) 3385 (71.1) 4330 (71.6)
   Female 340 (26.5) 1376 (28.9) 1716 (28.4)
Age groups (year)    
   < 5 72 (5.6) 19 (0.4) 91 (1.5)
   5 – 14 84 (6.5) 20 (0.4) 104 (1.7)
   15 – 19 54 (4.2) 67 (1.4) 121 (2.0)
   20 – 29 359 (28.0) 1666 (35.0) 2025 (33.5)
   30 – 39 369 (28.7) 2118 (44.5) 2487 (41.1)
   40 – 49 188 (14.6) 662 (13.9) 850 (14.1)
   50 – 59 86 (6.7) 167 (3.5) 253 (4.2)
   ≥ 60 73 (5.7) 42 (0.9) 115 (1.9)
Mode of transmission    
   Heterosexual contact 487 (37.9) 1352 (28.4) 1839 (30.4)
   Blood transfusion 322 (25.0) 186 (3.9) 508 (8.4)
   Perinatal 83 (6.5) 19 (0.4) 102 (1.7)
   Homosexual contact 32 (2.5) 38 (0.8) 70 (1.2)
   Intravenous drug use 17 (1.3) 33 (0.7) 50 (0.8)
   Bisexual contacta 10 (0.8) 14 (0.3) 24 (0.4)
   Unknown 334 (26.0) 3119 (65.5) 3453 (57.1)
Number of patients with AIDS at diagnosis 157 (12.2) 600 (12.6) 757 (12.5)
Mortality 514 (40.0) Unknownb Not applicable
  1. a Defined as men who have sex with men and women b Non-Saudi patients were returned back to their homeland.