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Table 2 Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of HIV/AIDS patients by Year in Rhode Island, 2000–2004

From: Inpatient charges among HIV/AIDS patients in Rhode Island from 2000–2004

  2000
N (%)
Mean ± SE
2001
N (%)
Mean ± SE
2002
N (%)
Mean ± SE
2003
N (%)
Mean ± SE
2004
N (%)
Mean ± SE
Inpatient Charges†,* 8771 ± 1.05 9182 ± 1.05 11428 ± 1.06 12802 ± 1.05 17367 ± 1.05
LOS* 4.6 ± 1.05 4.3 ± 1.05 4.7 ± 1.05 4.7 ± 1.04 5.3 ± 1.05
Gender      
   Male 264 (65.7) 285 (72.0) 232 (67.6) 267 (64.2) 236 (63.8)
   Female 138 (34.3) 111 (28.0) 111 (32.4) 149 (35.8) 134 (36.2)
Age* 42.9 ± 1.57 41.7 ± 1.57 42.9 ± 1.63 42.9 ± 1.56 43.2 ± 1.60
Race*      
   Hispanic 58 (14.4) 39 (9.8) 63 (18.4) 44 (16.9) 57 (15.4)
   Black 133 (33.1) 134 (33.8) 139 (40.5) 175 (42.1) 129 (34.9)
   White 185 (46.0) 207 (52.3) 120 (35.0) 183 (44.0) 163 (44.0)
   Asian 2 (0.5) 4 (1.0) 7 (2.0) 1 (0.2) 1 (0.3)
   Other 21 (5.2) 9 (2.3) 13 (3.8) 7 (1.7) 7 (1.9)
   Unknown 3 (0.8) 3 (0.8) 1 (0.3) 6 (1.4) 13 (3.5)
Point of entry for Hospitalization      
   PCFa 105 (26.1) 100 (25.2) 83 (24.2) 99 (23.9) 97 (26.2)
   ERb 297 (73.9) 296 (74.8) 260 (75.8) 316 (76.1) 273 (73.8)
  1. Note: Geometric means and standard errors are presented in the table.
  2. a Physician, Clinical, or Facility.
  3. b Emergency Room.
  4. *P < 0.05
  5. †P for linear trend < 0.05.
  6. ‡Point of entry for hospitalization is missing 1 observation in 2003.