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Table 4 Association between socioeconomic variables and ART adherence

From: Antiretroviral treatment adherence among HIV patients in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

  VAS adherence (≥ 95%) Dose, schedule and food adherence
  N = 519 (%) Crude OR
(95% CI)
P Crude OR
(95% CI)
P
Sex      
Female 370 (26.6) 1.00   1.00  
Male 139 (73.4) 1.08 (0.54-1.56) .747 1.03 (0.63-1.50) .887
Age   0.99 (0.97-1.02) .673 1.01 (0.99-1.03) .615
Formal education      
lower (up to Grade 7) 197 (38.1) 1.00   1.00  
higher (Grade 8 or more) 320 (61.9) 0.89 (0.81-1.00) .050 0.99 (0.91-1.08) .895
Marital status      
Married/cohabitating 108 (20.9) 1.00   1.00  
Single/separated/divorced/widowed 409 (79.2) 1.79 (1.02-3.00) .028 0.99 (0.62-1.59) .974
Employment status      
Unemployed 393 (77.4) 1.00   1.00  
Employed 115 (22.6) 1.00 (0.58-1.74) .991 1.23 (0.77-1.97) .386
On disability grant ("for AIDS")      
No 242 (47.5) 1.00   1.00  
Yes 268 (52.5) 1.09 (0.69-1.72) .722 0.91 (0.62-1.34) .642
Residence      
Rural 319 (61.7) 1.00   1.00  
Urbanct 198 (38.3) 2.78 (1.60-4.83) .000 3.34 (2.13-5.25) .000