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Table 1 Characteristics of the HOST study sample at baseline by HTLV status, 1990–1992

From: Determinants of subject visit participation in a prospective cohort study of HTLV infection

Characteristic (N) HTLV-I
N (%)
N = 155
HTLV-II
N (%)
N = 387
HTLV-Negative
N (%)
N = 799
Total
N (%)
N = 1341
Gender (1341)     
   Male 44 (28) 102 (26) 257 (32) 403 (30)
   Female 111 (72) 285 (74) 542 (68) 938 (70)
Age (1341)     
   18–29 10 (6) 23 (6) 68 (8) 101 (8)
   30–39 31 (20) 157 (41) 241 (30) 429 (32)
   40–49 66 (43) 136 (35) 269 (34) 471 (35)
   50–59 22 (14) 49 (13) 131 (17) 202 (15)
   ≥ 60 26 (17) 22 (6) 90 (11) 138 (10)
Race/Ethnicity (1327)     
   White 59 (39) 138 (36) 309 (39) 506 (38)
   Black 61 (40) 124 (32) 243 (31) 428 (32)
   Hispanic 9 (6) 104 (27) 152 (19) 265 (20)
   Asian 20 (13) 6 (2) 50 (6) 76 (6)
   Other 3 (2) 10 (3) 39 (5) 52 (4)
Education (1340)     
   High school or less 54 (35) 155 (40) 147 (18) 356 (27)
   Some college 63 (41) 179 (46) 362 (45) 604 (45)
   Bachelor's degree 25 (16) 40 (10) 179 (23) 244 (18)
   Master's or professional degree 12 (8) 13 (3) 111 (14) 136 (10)
Annual income (1328)     
   <$10,000 13 (8) 40 (10) 30 (4) 83 (6)
   $10,000–29,999 645 (30) 130 (34) 173 (22) 348 (26)
   $30,000–49,999 47 (31) 121 (31) 243 (31) 411 (31)
   $50,000–74,999 29 (19) 67 (17) 204 (26) 300 (23)
   ≥ $75,000 18 (12) 26 (7) 142 (18) 186 (14)
Health status (1341)     
   Excellent 87 (22) 313 (39) 44 (28) 444 (33)
   Very good 129 (33) 329 (41) 42 (27) 500 (37)
   Good 118 (30) 139 (17) 54 (35) 311 (23)
   Fair & Poor 53 (14) 18 (2) 15 (10) 84 (6)
Ever used injection drugs (1338)     
   No 152 (99) 294 (76) 788 (99) 1234 (92)
   Yes 2 (1) 92 (24) 10 (1) 104 (8)
Site (1341)     
   Chesapeake 32 (21) 51 (13) 122 (15) 205 (15)
   Detroit 32 (21) 39 (10) 102 (13) 173 (13)
   Los Angeles 44 (28) 206 (53) 345 (43) 595 (44)
   Oklahoma City 16 (10) 23 (6) 74 (9) 113 (8)
   San Francisco 31 (20) 68 (18) 156 (20) 255 (19)
  1. Not all subjects answered every question; the number answering each question is listed with each characteristic. Percentages may not add to 100 because of rounding, and are based on those answering the question.