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Table 2 Population, hospitalization, and mortality trends in HIV-related inpatient admissions in Portugal

From: HIV disease burden, cost, and length of stay in Portuguese hospitals from 2000 to 2010: a cross-sectional study

              Linear regression
Variables Total 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 slop 95% IC
Mid-year populations of persons living with HIV*   4,466 4,993 5,524 6,010 6,437 6,854 7,213 7,521 7,819 8,052 8,289 382.127 [341.991:422.264]
HIV/AIDS hospitalization frequency 57,027 5,459 5,550 5,654 5,628 5,468 5,491 5,214 5,089 4,894 4,326 4,254 −132.118 [−186.756: −77.480]
Hospitalization rate#   1.2 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.5 −0.069 [−0.078: −0.060]
Gender (% male) 73 76 76 76 74 74 73 74 72 70 70 70 −0.691 [−0.854:−0.528]
Age (mean) 39 35 37 38 38 39 41 41 42 42 43 44 0.827 [0.709:0.946]
Median LOS (days) 11 12 12 12 11 12 12 11 11 11 10 10 −0.200 [−0.296:−0.104]
In-hospital mortality (%) 14.4 14.9 15.5 15.4 15.1 14.9 14.8 13.8 13.4 13.1 13.4 13.1 −0.262 [−0.349:−0.175]
Average cost (€) 5,148.7 997.7 4,818.1 6,062.0 6,625.6 6,689.7 6,640.8 5.676.4 4,480.0 4,670.4 4,594.1 4,664.0 72.329 [−293.079:437.737]
Total cost in M (€) 293,614 5,446 26,740 34,274 37,288 36,579 36,464 29,596 22,798 22,856 19,874 19,840 −233.736 [−2437.823:1970.350]
  1. *Data published in “Infecção VIH/SIDA: A Situação em Portugal a 31 de Dezembro de 2010,” by the Departamento de Doenças Infecciosas.
  2. #Calculated by dividing the mid-year population of persons living with HIV by the number of hospitalization episodes due to HIV per year.
  3. 95% CI = 95% confidence interval.