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Table 2 Adherent rates by baseline characteristics of study participants

From: Factors affecting first month adherence due to antiretroviral therapy among HIV-positive adults at Felege Hiwot Teaching and Specialized Hospital, north-western Ethiopia; a prospective study

Category of predictors Patients’ adherence rate Total P-value)
Non-adherent n (%) Adherent n (%)
Residence area Rural 300 (28.4) 114 (71.6) 324 0.079
Urban 228 (31.4) 150 (68.6) 468
Educational background No education 208 (80) 52 (20) 260 0.000
Primary 190 (69.1) 85 (30.1) 275
Secondary 35 (34) 68(66) 103
Tertiary 10 (6.5) 144 (93.5) 154
Marital status Living with Partner 51 (14.4) 304 (85.6) 355 0.000
Living without partner 188 (43) 249 (57) 437
Gender Female 97 (24.8) 294 (75.2) 391 0.018
Male 142 (35.4) 259 (64.6) 401
Household income Low income 165 (46.5) 190 (53.5) 355 <  0.001
Middle income 116 (35.5) 230 (64.5) 346
High income   91 (100) 91
Owner of cell phone With cell phone 51 (9.4) 490 (91.6) 541 <  0.001
Without Cell phone 60 (23.9) 191(76.1) 251
Level of Disclosure Disclosed the disease 18 (4.8) 357 (95.2) 375  
Not disclosed the disease 339 (81.3) 78 (18.7) 417 <  0.001
WHO stages Stage I 4 (4) 97 (96) 101 0.001
Stage II 96 (37.2) 162 (62.8) 258
Stage III 124 (62.3) 75 (37.7) 199
Stage IV 163 (69.7) 71 (30.3) 234
Yes 120 (24) 380 (76) 500 <  0.001
Patients who got social support No 192 (65.8) 100 (34.2) 292
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