The purpose of this study was to examined the relationship between CD4 lymphocyte count and health service use, and to determine whether differences in the rates of service use between Whites and people of color could be identified.
Medical records for 571 HIV-infected individuals were analyzed.
Incidence rates and relative rates across CD4 strata (defined by cell counts) were calculated for inpatient and outpatient events.
Rate ratios comparing people of color with Whites were estimated within strata, adjusting for confounding factors using a Mantel-Haenszel pooling procedure.
Mots-clés Pascal : Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Homme, Exploration immunologique, Ambulatoire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Hémopathie, Immunopathologie, Stade clinique, Epidémiologie, Lymphocyte, Race, Système santé, Antigène CD4, Utilisation, Accessibilité, Service santé, Hospitalisation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Human, Immunological investigation, Ambulatory, United States, North America, America, Hemopathy, Immunopathology, Clinical stage, Epidemiology, Lymphocyte, Race, Health system, Use, Accessibility, Health service, Hospitalization
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Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.