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Table 3 Logistic regression analysis of ART uptake with respect to potential predictors

From: Assessing the accessibility of HIV care packages among tuberculosis patients in the Northwest Region, Cameroon

Variable ART# Univariate Analysis Multivariate Analysis
  N (%) ORa 95% CIb P-value ORc 95% CI P-value
All 614 (50.3)       
Health Facility        
   Faith-based 206 (45.9) 1 - - 1 - -
   Public 408 (52.9) 1.33 (1.05 - 1.67) 0.018 1.13 (0.87 - 1.46) 0.371
Sex        
   Male 281 (49.6) 1 - - 1 - -
   Female 333 (51.0) 1.06 (0.85 - 1.33) 0.617 1.12 (0.88 - 1.42) 0.356
Age Group        
   0-14 17 (44.7) 1 - - 1 - -
   15-29 156 (44.7) 1.00 (0.51 - 1.96) 0.997 1.26 (0.63 - 2.53) 0.513
   30-44 322 (52.1) 1.34 (0.70 - 2.60) 0.379 1.64 (0.84 - 3.22) 0.149
   45-59 101 (56.4) 1.60 (0.79 - 3.25) 0.191 1.93 (0.95 - 3.95) 0.071
   ≥ 60 18 (50.0) 1.24 (0.50 - 3.08) 0.651 1.32 (0.52 - 3.32) 0.559
Residence        
   Rural 270 (46.6) 1 - - 1 - -
   Urban 344 (53.8) 1.33 (1.07 - 1.67) 0.012 1.20 (0.94 - 1.54) 0.144
Category of Patients        
   Others* 75 (57.7) 1 - - 1 - -
   New 539 (49.4) 0.72 (0.52 - 1.04) 0.077 0.63 (0.43 - 0.93) 0.019 d
TB Type        
   EPTB 107 (56.0) 1 - - 1 - -
   SNPTB 212 (55.6) 0.98 (0.69 - 1.40) 0.931 1.02 (0.72 - 1.46) 0.899
   SPPTB 295 (45.5) 0.66 (0.47 - 0.91) 0.011 0.65 (0.47 - 0.92) 0.013
  1. a- crude odds ratio
  2. b- 95% confidence interval
  3. c- adjusted odds ratio
  4. d- significant values are highlighted
  5. *Others - Includes treatment failure, treatment default, transferred in from another facility and relapse cases
  6. # Denominator is the total number of HIV-positive patients with ART records available (1220)