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Table 3 Bivariate and Multivariate analysis of factors associated with loss to follow up of HIV exposed infants

From: Loss to follow-up and associated maternal factors among HIV-exposed infants at the Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda: a retrospective study

CharacteristicsTotal Cohort
(n = 1073)
LTFU: n (%)
Crude
OR(95% CI)
P-Value
Bivariate analysis
 Age
  18–23322 (30.0)1[Reference] 
  24–29438 (40.8)0.57 (0.42–0.76)0.002*
  > 30312 (29.1)0.60 (0.44–0.82) 
 Religion
  Christian771 (71.8)1[reference] 
  Muslim107 (9.9)0.80 (0.53–1.20)0.28
 Marital Status
  Single320 (29.8)1[Reference] 
  Married706 (65.8)1.14 (0.87–1.48)0.34
 Education
  None30 (2.8)1[Reference] 
  Primary533 (49.7)0.88 (0.42–1.85)0.75
  Secondary/Tertiary286 (26.6)0.77 (0.36–1.64)0.50
 Parity
  Prima-parity101 (9.4)1[Reference] 
  Multi-parity222 (20.7)0.85 (0.53–1.36)0.49
 Income
  <  100,000622 (57.9)1[Reference] 
  100,001-250,000101 (9.4)0.87 (0.58–1.35)0.58
  > 250,00013 (1.2)0.92 (0.43–1.96)0.84
 Distance
  Near (<  1 h away)535 (49.8)1[Reference] 
  Far (>  1 h away)322 (30.0)1.31 (0.99–1.73)0.05*
 Disclosure
  No70 (6.5)1[Reference] 
  Yes772 (71.9)1.05 (0.64–1.17)0.85
 Alcohol Consumption
  No706 (65.8)1[Reference] 
  Yes170 (15.8)1.06 (0.76–1.49)0.72
 Family planning use
  Yes873 (81.4)1[Reference] 
  No200 (18.6)1.48 (1.09–2.02)0.01*
Multivariate analysis
 Age
  18–23322 (30.0)  
  24–29438 (40.8)0.53 (0.38–0.74) 
  > 30312 (29.1)0.56 (0.39–0.81) 
 Distance
  Near (<  1 h away)535 (49.8)  
  Far (>  1 h away)322 (30.0)1.49 (1.11–2.00) 
 Family planning use
  Yes873 (81.4)  
  No200 (18.6)1.83 (1.29–2.60) 
  1. *Statistically significant, CI Confidence Interval