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A comparison of socio-behavioral risk factors between HIV-infected and non-infected older adults in Northern Thailand.

Authors
  • Tangmunkongvorakul, Arunrat1
  • Musumari, Patou Masika2
  • Srithanaviboonchai, Kriengkrai1, 3
  • Dai, Yingxue2, 4
  • Sitthi, Wathee1
  • Rerkasem, Kittipan1, 3
  • Techasrivichien, Teeranee2, 5
  • Suguimoto, S Pilar6
  • Ono-Kihara, Masako2
  • Kihara, Masahiro5
  • 1 a Research Institute for Health Sciences , Chiang Mai University , Muang Chiang Mai , Thailand. , (Thailand)
  • 2 b Interdisciplinary Unit for Global Health, Center for the Promotion of Interdisciplinary Education and Research , Kyoto University , Kyoto , Japan. , (Japan)
  • 3 c Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine , Chiang Mai University , Chiang Mai , Thailand. , (Thailand)
  • 4 e Department of Infectious Disease Control , Chengdu Center for Disease Control and Prevention , Chengdu , People's Republic of China. , (China)
  • 5 d Department of Health Informatics, Kyoto University School of Public Health , Yoshida Konoe-Cho , Kyoto , Japan. , (Japan)
  • 6 f Center for Medical Education, Graduate School of Medicine , Kyoto University , Kyoto , Japan. , (Japan)
Type
Published Article
Journal
AIDS care
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2019
Volume
31
Issue
9
Pages
1162–1167
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2019.1612013
PMID: 31046411
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

There is a shift in the demographic profile of people living with HIV toward older age groups. The current study compares alcohol use, smoking, and physical exercise between HIV-infected and non-infected older adults recruited in 12 community hospitals in Chiang Mai Province, Northern Thailand. Participants in the two groups were 50 years and above, matched by age and gender. The sample included 364 participants in each of the groups. Older adults living with HIV were less likely to report drinking alcohol in the past year (AOR, 0.55; CI, 0.34-0.89, P = 0.015) and more likely to report being currently engaged in physical activities (AOR, 2.58; CI, 1.77-3.76, P < 0.001). There was no difference between the two groups in terms of "current smoking status". Older adults living with HIV were healthier than their non-infected counterparts in terms of the socio-behavioral risks.

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