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Table 2 Predictors of mortality among a sample of HIV infected cohorts of children on anti-retroviral treatment in Mekelle hospital, Northern Ethiopia

From: Predictors of mortality among HIV infected children on anti-retroviral therapy in Mekelle Hospital, Northern Ethiopia: a retrospective cohort study

Variables P-value HR   [95% CI]
Age in months at ART initiation     
  ≥120   1.00   
  60-120 0.365 0.499 0.111 2.248
  36-59 0.305 0.303 0.031 2.963
  18-35 0.941 0.943 0.201 4.433
  <18 0.036 4.387 1.150 17.410
Gender   1.00   
  Male 0.518 0.723 0.271 1.932
  Female     
TB at baseline     
  No   1.00   
  Yes 0.864 1.143 0.248 5.276
Primary care giver     
  Parents   1.00   
  Relatives 0.132 0.209 0.027 1.605
  Guardian/orphan 0.343 0.329 0.033 3.271
Chronic Diarrhea     
  No 1.00 1.00   
  Yes 0.008 4.637 1.502 14.314
Hemoglobin level     
  ≥8 g/dl     
  <8 g/dl 0.015 3.769 1.294 10.979
CD4 percentage     
  ≥10%   1.00   
  <10% 0.029 2.976 1.115 7.944
WHO clinical stage     
  Stage I & II   1.00   
  Stage III & IV 0.048 4.457 1.010 19.664