Variable

Obese (n=141)

Overweight (n=108)

Normal (n=148)

Underweight (n=9)

P value

Age 42.6 ± 6.4 42.3 ± 7.4 42.7 ± 6 40.6 ± 5.2 0.7
Men 44% 68% 79% 62% 0.001
Women 56% 32% 21% 38%
African American 74% 57% 71% 37% 0.006
Black Caribbean 2% 2% 4% 13%
Hispanic 17% 36% 21% 25%
White 7% 5% 4% 25%
Annual Income:
Less than $10,000
85% 88% 90% 100% 0.7
$11,000-$20,000 11% 8% 6% 0%
$20,000-$49,000 2% 2% 4% 0%
>$50,000 2% 2% 0% 0%
Education  (years of school) 11.5 ± 2 11.3 ± 2.4 11.3 ± 2.6 9.7 ± 2.1 0.1
Albumin 4.5 ± 0.5 4.3 ± 0.4 4.2 ± 0.5 4.1 ± 0.6 0.1
AST 32.5 ± 23 34.1 ± 18 34.6 ± 16 33.3 ± 9.8 0.6
ALT 37.1 ± 33 37.8 ± 20 39.2 ± 19.9 24.7 ± 6.8 0.8
CD4 cell counts 536 ± 309 406.6 ± 270 383.9 ± 251 222 ± 217 0.001
Viral Load Log 2.5 ± 1.3 2.6 ± 1.3 2.8 ± 1.2 3.8 ± 1.3 0.04
Note: Demographic characteristics were expressed as percentages by BMI group. Biological measures were presented as means and standard deviations.
Note: AST = Aspartate transaminase also called glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) and ALT= alanine aminotransferase also called glutamic pyruvic transaminase (SGPT).
Please note that there were 10 transgender participants that were not included in the table because gender and race could not be accurately classified.
Table 1: Sociodemographic and Clinical Characteristics of HIV Infected Patients by BMI