Age-related co-morbidities in people living with HIV
© Guaraldi et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2008
Published: 10 November 2008
Purpose of the study
To describe prevalence of age-related morbidities across age groups in people living with HIV/AIDS and analyze care needs in the elderly people.
Consecutive patients attending a metabolic clinic. Body fat changes, metabolic, cardiovascular, endocrine and renal morbidities were identified as relevant medical conditions requiring drug intervention (either switch of ARVs or introduction of specific drug classes).
Summary of results
ANOVA was used for means and chi-square test for proportions except:
* Fisher's exact
Prevalence of three or more co-morbidities in the age group were: 7.89% for age ≤30, 24.68% for age 30–40, 33.72% for age 40–50, 49.01% for age 50–60 and 60.87% for age >60 years. (Figure 1.)
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