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Table 2 Descriptive statistics of selected time-varying covariates by HSDA

From: Geographic variation in the costs of medical care for people living with HIV in British Columbia, Canada

  Individualsa Observations Percentage of person-quarters (observations)
  Risk groupb ART status
Female MSM PWID MWID on ART off ART ART-naïve
Overall 9577 140,137 20.1% 33.2% 25.6% 8.4% 74.6% 19.4% 5.9%
Interior Health
East Kootenay 75 443 33.2% 23.0% 18.5% 0.7% 52.8% 43.1% 4.1%
Kootenay Boundary 93 794 35.4% 21.9% 37.0% 2.6% 75.3% 17.1% 7.6%
Okanagan 546 4913 23.6% 22.0% 32.0% 8.7% 72.8% 22.1% 5.1%
Thompson Cariboo 305 2668 25.6% 17.5% 34.1% 3.8% 53.6% 40.6% 5.8%
Fraser Health
Fraser East 573 3191 35.6% 16.1% 32.8% 6.5% 59.9% 36.2% 3.9%
Fraser North 3126 14,756 26.8% 14.6% 35.7% 6.4% 61.9% 32.3% 5.8%
Fraser South 1569 8309 34.5% 15.5% 39.1% 4.5% 65.4% 27.6% 7.1%
Vancouver Coastal Health
Richmond 270 1355 28.6% 19.2% 25.8% 4.0% 62.1% 29.0% 8.9%
Vancouver 7068 80,964 14.2% 44.9% 18.1% 10.0% 81.8% 12.7% 5.5%
North Shore/Coast Garibaldi 497 2586 22.0% 23.6% 26.5% 4.8% 62.0% 31.4% 6.6%
Island Health
South Vancouver Island 1509 10,869 19.1% 22.1% 33.7% 8.1% 72.1% 20.4% 7.5%
Central Vancouver Island 423 3304 30.3% 19.5% 33.5% 7.9% 68.8% 23.9% 7.4%
North Vancouver Island 168 1499 42.0% 8.7% 43.2% 8.7% 65.6% 28.2% 6.2%
Northern Health
Northwest 146 1179 40.2% 3.8% 59.0% 3.7% 53.8% 36.8% 9.4%
Northern Interior 335 2734 38.7% 10.8% 51.8% 2.3% 59.2% 33.6% 7.0%
Northeast 85 573 35.1% 7.5% 23.7% 5.4% 49.4% 44.0% 6.6%
  1. ART Antiretroviral Therapy, MSM Men who have sex with men, PWID Person who injects drugs, MWID MSM who inject drugs
  2. aNumber of individuals by HSDA is the number of unique individuals ever in a particular HSDA over the course of the study. Given that individuals can appear in multiple HSDAs over time, the sum of individuals by HSDA is higher than the total number of individuals
  3. bRemaining percentage includes heterosexual, other and unknown risk