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Table 3 Socio-demographic factors associated with HIV/AIDS patients’ attrition from care in Ethiopia (2005–2019)

From: HIV patients retention and attrition in care and their determinants in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

VariablesNo*SampleOR (95% CI)I2 (%)P-value
Age in years
 18–24812,482199< 0.001
  > 24  0.88 (0.27–2.89)  
Sex
 Female1833,424182.1< 0.001
 Male  1.12 (0.97–5.45)  
Marital status
 married1318,911190.8< 0.001
 Not married  1.52 (1.15–2.01)**  
Employment status
 Employed318871700.036
 Not employed  1.27 (0.86–1.88)  
Residence
 Urban212,735193.3< 0.001
 Rural  0.87 (0.43–1.78)  
Education
 Educated86016196.7< 0.001
 Not educated  2.21 (0.90–5.45)  
Disclosure status
 Disclosed22008171.10.063
 Not disclosed  6.36 (3.58–11.29)**  
Substance use
 Yes2815175.50.044
 No  0.41 (0.17–0.98)**  
  1. No*---stands for numbers of articles
  2. **Significant at p-value less than 0.05