Table 1: Characteristics of cohorts included in this analysis
CohortCo-author responsible for dataNo. of patients contributing CD4 cell countsTerminology used to assign ethnicity and region
Canadian (18), (19)
CalgaryJ. Gill7962Ethnicity (black, white, Aboriginal, Asian, other, missing)
HamiltonF. Smaill307Ethnicity (black, First Nations, white)
Country (no Caribbean countries for patients of African ancestry)
HOMERR. Hogg18311112Ethnicity (black, white, Asian, First Nations, hispanic, missing)
MontréalM. Klein346196Country (patient assumed to be of African ancestry if country listed is Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Mali, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Chad or Zimbabwe, or the Caribbean countries of Barbados, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique or Saint Lucia)
OttawaC. Cooper6550Country (patient assumed to be of African ancestry if the country listed is Angola, Burundi, Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Rwanda, Somalia or Zambia)
TorontoS. Walmsley187125Ethnicity (black, white, Asian, south Asian, other, missing)
Country (Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago listed)
Aquitaine (20)F. Dabis442348Not available
EuroSIDA (21)A. Cozzi-Lepri349267Ethnicity (black, white, Asian, missing)
Country (no Caribbean countries for patients of African ancestry)
SHCS (22)B. Ledergerber28022087Ethnicity (black, white, hispanic, asian, other, missing)
Region (Caribbean)
UK CHIC (23)C. Sabin75515518Ethnicity (black, white, Indian, other, missing)
Country (Barbados, Bermuda, Cuba, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis listed)

Note: HOMER = HAART Observational Medical Evaluation and Research study, SHCS = Swiss HIV Cohort Study, UK CHIC = UK Collaborative HIV Cohort study.