HIV treatment data

Description

A hypothetical, simulated dataset which provides typical data from HIV treatment research.

Usage

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data(HIV)

Format

A data frame with 5000 observations on the following 14 variables:

patient

The patient's id number

hospital

The treatment facility

futime

Follow-up time of the respective patient

dead

Outcome at the end of follow-up: (1=dead, 0=alive)

sex

The patients's sex (1=female, 0=male)

age

The patient's age

cd4

The patient's baseline CD4 cell count

cd4slope6

The patients CD4 slope (average CD4 gain/loss per week) at 6 month of follow up

weight

The patient's baseline weight (in kg)

period

Categorical variable specifying the period of treatment initiation: before 2004, between 2004 and 2007, or after 2007

haem

The patient's baseline haemoglobin level

stage

The patient's baseline WHO stage indicating disease severity, ordinal variable

tb

The patient's baseline tuberculosis status (1=yes,0=no)

cm

The patient's baseline cryptococcal meningitis status (1=yes,0=no)

References

Schomaker, M. et al. (2013) Immune Recovery After Starting ART in HIV-infected Patients Presenting and not Presenting with Tuberculosis in South Africa, Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndroms, 63:142-145

Hoffmann, C. et al. (2013) CD4 Count Slope and Mortality in HIV-infected Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy: Multi-cohort Analysis from South Africa, Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndroms, 63:34-41

Examples

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data(HIV)
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