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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of women with HIV enrolled in British Columbia in the CHIWOS Study (n = 336)

From: Validating a self-report measure of HIV viral suppression: an analysis of linked questionnaire and clinical data from the Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Cohort Study

  n (%)
Clinical variables
 Self-reported HIV medical care in past year (yes) 333 (99)
 Self-reported current cART use (yes) 323 (96)
 Self-reported undetectable VL (yes) 286 (85)
 Laboratory-confirmed VL <50 copies/mL (yes) 276 (82)
Socio-demographic variables
 Age, median (IQR) 44 (IQR 37–51)
 Gender identity
  Cis gender 323 (96)
  Trans and gender diverse women 13 (4)
 Sexual orientation
  Heterosexual 281 (84)
  LGBTQ 55 (16)
 Ethnicity
  Indigenous 151 (45)
  White 133 (40)
  African/Caribbean/Black 26 (8)
  Other ethnicities 26 (8)
 ≥High school education (yes) 245 (73)
 <$20,000 annual household income (yes) 243 (72)
 Illicit drug use in past 3 months (yes) 113 (34)
  1. VL viral load, cART combination antiretroviral therapy, LGBTQ lesbian/gay/bisexual/two-spirited/queer, CHIWOS Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Study