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Table 1 Baseline socio-demographic characteristics and distribution by LTFU status of adults with TB/HIV co-infection in two governmental hospitals, Mekelle, Ethiopia, 2009–2016 (n = 305)

From: Incidence and predictors of LTFU among adults with TB/HIV co-infection in two governmental hospitals, Mekelle, Ethiopia, 2009–2016: survival model approach

Socio-demographic characteristics LTFU (n1 = 45) Frequency (%) No-LTFU (n2 = 260) Frequency (%) Total (n = 305) Frequency (%) LTFU Rate [95%CI] Per 100 PYs P-value
Sex 0.3644
 Male 19 (42.2) 129 (49.6) 148 (48.5) 3.9 [2.5, 6.1]  
 Female 26 (57.8) 131 (50.4) 157 (51.5) 5.1 [3.5, 7.5]  
Age (Years) 0.1078
  > 35 14 (31.1) 115 (44.2) 129 (42.3) 3.3 [1.9, 5.5]  
  ≤ 35 31 (68.9) 145 (55.8) 176 (57.7) 5.5 [3.9, 7.8]  
Marital Status 0.3710
 Single 13 (28.9) 56 (21.6) 69 (22.6) 6.2 [3.6, 10.7]  
 Married 20 (44.4) 109 (41.9) 129 (42.3) 4.5 [2.9, 7.0]  
 Othersa 12 (26.7) 95 (36.5) 107 (35.1) 3.5 [2.0, 6.1]  
Educational Level 0.5581
 No Education 10 (22.2) 55 (21.2) 65 (21.3) 4.4 [2.4, 8.1]  
 Primary 11 (24.4 79 (30.4) 90 (29.5) 3.8 [2.1, 6.8]  
 Secondary 21 (46.7) 98 (37.7) 119 (39.0) 5.7 [3.7, 8.7]  
 Tertiary 3 (6.7) 28 (10.8) 31 (10.2) 2.8 [0.9, 8.7]  
Religion 0.0077
 Orthodox 40 (88.9) 253 (97.3) 293 (96.1) 4.1 [3.0, 5.6]  
 Muslim 5 (11.1) 7 (2.7) 12(3.9) 21.1 [8.8, 50.8]  
Health Institution 0.6074
 Ayder Hospital 21 (46.7) 112 (43.1) 133(43.6) 5.0 [3.3, 7.7]  
 Mekelle Hospital 24 (52.3) 148 (56.9) 172(56.4) 4.2[2.8, 6.2]  
  1. Othersa: Divorced/Widowed/Separated