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Table 3 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of non-completers

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

Characteristic Total Non- completers P-value
Number (%)
Sex: Females 994 24 (2.4)  
  Males 289 4 (1.4) 0.291
Age groups (in years)    
   < 18 51 0 (0)  
  18-29 120 6 (5.0)  
  30-49 917 19 (2.1)  
   ≥ 50 194 3 (1.5) 0.111
Occupation    
  Unemployed 398 9 (2.3)  
  Employed 140 3 (2.1)  
  Self employed 745 16 (2.1) 0.992
Education (N = 416)    
  No formal education 22 0 (0)  
  Primary education 289 8 (2.8)  
  Secondary/post-secondary education 105 5 (4.8) 0.415
Socio-economic status    
  Low 521 15 (2.9)  
  Medium 697 10 (1.4)  
  High 65 3 (4.6) 0.09
HIV duration in months (Na = 1084)    
  0-12 241 7 (2.9)  
  13-60 598 9 (1.5)  
   > 60 245 7 (2.9) 0.295
ARV use    
  Yes 982 20 (2.0)  
  No 301 8 (2.7) 0.519
Duration of ARV use in months (Nb = 920)    
  0-12 229 5 (2.2)  
  13-60 494 9 (1.8)  
   > 60 197 5 (2.5) 0.828
Current CD4 counts in cells/μl (Nc = 1238)    
  0-200 245 7 (2.9)  
  201-350 339 6 (1.8)  
   > 350 655 15 (2.3) 0.682
  1. aOnly 1084 patients had known duration of HIV infection since diagnosis
  2. bOnly 920 of 982 patients on ARVs could recall the date they commenced ARVs
  3. cOne patient was not analyzed for adherence