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Table 1 Demografic and epidemiological characteristics of patients

From: The impact of antiretroviral therapy on iron homeostasis and inflammation markers in HIV-infected patients with mild anemia

  Total (n = 18) Group A (n = 10) Group B (n = 8) p value
Age (years) (mean ± SD) 42.8 ± 8.6 45.6 ± 9.6 39.3 ± 6.0 0.1221
HCV infected (n%) 5 (27.8%) 0 5 (62.5%) 0.0033
Smokers (n%) 11 (61.1%) 3 (30%) 8 (100%) 0.0025
Intravenous drug users 6 (33.3%) 0 6 (75%) 0.0019
  1. Student’s t test was used to compare age and χ 2 test to compare HCV coinfection, tobacco and intravenous drug use
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