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Table 3 Factors associated with FTR for HIV/STI test results

From: Who fails to return within 30 days after being tested positive for HIV/STI in a free testing centre?

Factors FTR30/n FTR (%) Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis*
OR 95% CI P value OR 95% CI P value
Age (years) and previous HIV testing      0.06    0.01
  ≥ 25 16/132 12 1    1   
  < 25 and no previous HIV testing 1/25 4 0.30 0.04–2.39   0.31 0.03–2.87  
  < 25 and previous HIV testing 13/57 23 2.14 0.95–4.81   3.36 1.27–8.84  
Birthplace      0.80   
 Metropolitan France 16/120 13 1     
 Sub-Saharan Africa 8/47 17 1.33 0.53–3.36   
 Overseas France or abroad 6/47 13 0.95 0.35–2.60   
Level of education      0.37   
 High school graduate 22/170 13 1     
 Not a high school graduate 8/44 18 1.49 0.62–3.63   
Health insurance coverage      0.52   
 Statutory health insurance 24/172 14 1    
 State assistance 2/23 9 0.59 0.13–2.67   
 None 4/19 21 1.64 0.50–5.37   
Sexual orientation      0.08   
 MSM 5/76 7 1     
 Heterosexual men 14/77 18 3.16 1.08–0.25   
 Women 11/61 18 3.12 1.02–9.55   
Occasional partners      0.76   
 No 18/123 15 1     
 Yes 12/91 13 0.89 0.40–1.95   
Self-perceived risk of HIV infection**      < 0.01    0.04
 Equal or greater than other people 7/100 7 1    1   
 Less than other people or no risk 23/114 20 3.35 1.37–8.21   2.79 1.07–7.30  
Consultation for risk-taking      0.21   
 No 13/71 18 1     
 Yes 17/143 12 0.60 0.27–1.32   
Accompanied by another person      0.03    0.01
 No 19/169 11 1    1   
 Yes 11/45 24 2.55 1.11–5.86   3.45 1.36–8.91  
Anonymous testing      0.10   
 Yes 15/136 11 1     
 No 15/78 19 1.92 0.88–4.18   
Participation in SMS programme      0.10   
 Yes 18/155 12 1     
 No 12/59 20 1.94 0.87–4.33   
Chlamydia/gonorrhoea testing      0.02    < 0.01
 Not tested for chlamydia/gonorrhoea 10/35 29 1    1   
 Chlamydia/gonorrhoea testing with presumptive treatment 4/19 21 0.67 0.18–2.51   0.55 0.12–2.56  
 Chlamydia/gonorrhoea testing without presumptive treatment 16/160 10 0.28 0.11–0.68   0.21 0.07–0.59  
  1. *Variables selected by a stepwise backward selection with a threshold of 0.2 for removal from the model
  2. **Compared with the general population