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Table 1 Participants’ reporting missed doses and reasons for missed doses

From: Retention in care and adherence to HIV and AIDS treatment in Anambra State Nigeria

Variable Public
(N = 635) frequency (%)
Private
(N = 635) frequency (%)
Chi square (χ2) p-value
Missed at least one dose of HIV drug in the past 4 weeks
 Yes 212 (33.4) 109 (17.2) 44.23 < 0.001
n = 212 n = 109   
Reasons for missed doses by the participants (n = 321)
 Forgetfulness 95 (44.8) 46 (42.2)   
 Away from home 55 (25.9) 40 (36.7)   
 Ran out of drugs 14 (6.6) 12 (11.0)   
 Inconvenient timing 12 (5.7) 8 (7.3)   
 Drug side effect 8 (3.8) 4 (3.7)   
 Too many drugs to take 7 (3.3) 1 (0.9)   
 Confusion on how to take the drugs 4 (1.9) 3 (2.8)   
 Fasting 4 (1.9) 0 (0)   
 Lack of privacy 4 (1.9) 0 (0)   
 Others 7 (3.3) 8 (7.3)   
Participants rating of their ability to take medication as prescribed
 Goodb 602 (94.8) 614 (96.7) 2.79 0.095
 Poora 33 (5.2) 21 (3.3)   
  1. aIncluded The Ratings Fair, Poor, Very Poor
  2. bIncluded the ratings good, very good, excellent