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Table 1 Distribution of 5285 Italian people with AIDS (PWA) and of 1229 PWA who had died between the age of 15 and 74 years, according to selected characteristics at AIDS diagnosis. Italy, 2006-2011

From: Excess mortality related to circulatory system diseases and diabetes mellitus among Italian AIDS patients vs. non-AIDS population: a population-based cohort study using the multiple causes-of-death approach

Characteristics at AIDS diagnosis Total PWA PWA deathsa
N = 5285 N = 1229
No. (%) No. % of deaths among PWA
Sex
 Male 4215 (79.8) 992 23.6
 Female 1070 (20.2) 237 22.1
Age at AIDS diagnosis (years)
 15–39 1566 (29.6) 227 14.5
 40–49 2273 (43.0) 527 23.2
 50–59 976 (18.5) 298 30.5
 60–74 470 (8.9) 177 38.5
Calendar year at AIDS diagnosis
 2006-2007 2110 (39.9) 593 28.3
 2008-2009 1780 (33.7) 396 22.3
 2010-2011 1395 (26.4) 240 17.3
Residence areab
 North 2808 (53.1) 652 23.3
 Center 1326 (25.1) 278 21.0
 South 1065 (20.2) 273 25.6
Education (years)
  < 6 593 (11.2) 168 28.3
 6–8 2216 (41.9) 547 24.7
  ≥ 9 1601 (30.3) 296 18.5
 Unknown 875 (16.6) 218 25.3
HIV transmission mode
 Heterosexual intercourse 2093 (39.6) 446 21.5
 Male-to-male sexual intercourse 1316 (24.9) 223 17.0
 Injecting drug use 1533 (29.0) 473 30.9
 Other/undetermined 343 (6.5) 87 25.7
CD4 (cell count/mm3)b
  ≥ 350 493 (9.3) 97 19.7
 200–349 585 (11.1) 161 27.7
 50–199 1891 (35.8) 449 23.9
 <50 2177 (41.2) 476 21.9
  1. aDeceased up to 31st Dec 2011
  2. bThe sum does not add up to the total because of missing values