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Table 2 Factors associated with adherence to IPT, Na = 1282

From: Acceptability and adherence to Isoniazid preventive therapy in HIV-infected patients clinically screened for latent tuberculosis in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Characteristic Total Adherent patients P- value
Number (%)
Sex: Males 289 284 (98.3 %)  
  Females 993 975 (98.2) 0.926
Age in years    
  <18 51 47 (92.2)  
  18-29 120 118 (98.3)  
  30-49 917 903 (98.5)  
  ≥50 194 191 (98.5) 0.011
Education (aN = 415)    
  No formal education 22 22 (100)  
  Primary education 289 285 (98.6)  
  Secondary/post-secondary education 104 102 (98.1) 0.780
Occupation    
  Unemployed 398 388 (97.5)  
  Employed 140 136 (97.1)  
  Self employed 744 735 (98.8) 0.173
Socio-economic status    
  Low 520 509 (97.7)  
  Medium 697 688 (98.7)  
  High 65 63 (96.9) 0.489
HIV duration since diagnosis (months) (bN = 1084)    
  0-12 241 235 (97.9)  
  13-60 598 588 (98.3)  
  >60 245 239 (97.6) 0.746
ARV use    
  Yes 981 964 (98.3)  
  No 301 295 (98.0) 0.766
ARV duration in months (aN = 919)    
  0-12 229 224 (97.8)  
  13-60 494 489 (99.0)  
  >60 196 191 (97.4) 0.266
Current CD4 counts in cells/ μl (aN = 1238)    
  0-200 245 241 (98.4)  
  201-350 339 334 (98.5)  
  >350 654 642 (98.5) 0.914
  1. aOne patient was not analyzed for adherence
  2. bOnly 1084 patients had known duration of HIV infection since diagnosis
  3. **p-value for trend