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Table 2 Outcome and mortality rates with regard to HTLV status, irrespective of HIV-status. Individuals from the same cohorts as in table 1 are included, but with an HTLV-1 result from any previous survey

From: Mortality associated with HIV-1, HIV-2, and HTLV-I single and dual infections in a middle-aged and older population in Guinea-Bissau

  Negative HTLV-I Total
  Men Women Men Women All
Previous HTLV result from 1990 or 1996. 497 550 20 57 1,124
Total re-identified with a previous HTLV result 496 550 20 57 1,123
Confusion/age uncertain 4/0 5/0 0/0 2/0 11
Exit study at age <35. 21 16 0 0 37
Total participating in analysis: 471 529 20 55 1,075
Moved (%*) 75 (15.9) 80(15.1) 3 (15%) 4 (7.3) 162 (15.1)
Died (%*) 79 (16.8) 69 (13.0) 7 (35%) 15 (27.2) 170 (15.8)
Median follow-up time in years (range) 2.9 (0.0–9.1) 2.9 (0.0–10.5) 3.0 (0.8–7.8) 3.4 (0.8–9.4) 3.0 (0.0–10.5)
Total follow-up time in years 1703 2004 73.4 242 4022
Mortality rate/1000 pyo (95%CI) 46.4 (37.2, 57.8) 34.4 (27.2 43.6) 95.4 (45.5, 200) 61.9 (37.8, 103) 42.3 (36.4, 49.1)
  1. *% of total number participating.
  2. † CI = confidence interval