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Table 3 Multivariate analyses showing factors associated with the five Health related Quality of Life (EuroQol) domains

From: Quality of life in individuals living with HIV/AIDS attending a public sector antiretroviral service in Cape Town, South Africa

  Mobility Selfcare Usual activities Pain/discomfort Anxiety/depression
Variable OR (95% CI) p-value OR (95% CI) p-value OR (95% CI) p-value OR (95% CI) p-value OR (95% CI) p-value
ART status           
ART-naïve vs ART 3.08 (1.63 - 7.89) 0.007 5.21 (0.45 - 60.27) 0.187 2.40 (0.66 - 8.75) 0.184 1.31 (0.88 - 1.95) 0.184 0.88 (0.53 - 1.89) 0.607
CD4 count, cells/μL           
> 200 vs ≤ 200 1.16 (0.55 - 2.47) 0.697 2.93 (0.28- 30.40) 0.367 0.75 (0.24 - 2.37) 0.622 0.81 (0.54 - 1.21) 0.311 1.14 (0.66 - 1.95) 0.646
Age 1.02 (0.99 - 1.06) 0.242 0.92 (0.80 - 1.06) 0.236 0.95 (0.89 - 1.03) 0.208 1.01 (0.99 - 1.03) 0.471 1.01 (0.99 - 1.04) 0.320
Gender           
Female vs male 0.44 (0.19 - 1.00) 0.050 1.90 (0.12 -30.97) 0.651 2.04 (0.39 - 10.77) 0.401 0.83 (0.52 - 1.31) 0.416 1.03 (0.55 - 1.91) 0.933
Education           
No education 1.00 1.00 1.00   1.00   1.00   1.00  
≤ Grade 12 0.37 (0.13 - 1.06) 0.065 0.028(0.002-0.309) 0.004 0.11 (0.02 - 0.58) 0.009 0.90 (0.41 - 1.94) 0.779 0.59 (0.23 - 1.51) 0.273
>Grade 12 0.41 (0.04 - 4.20) 0.450 - - 0.31 (0.02 - 4.33) 0.382 1.14 (0.31 - 4.29) 0.841 0.59 (0.10 - 3.52) 0.565
Employment           
Unemployed 1.00   1.00   1.00   1.00   1.00  
Full or part time or other 0.71 [0.31 - 1.59] 0.400 0.75 (0.06 - 9.54) 0.826 0.31 (0.02 - 4.33) 0.458 1.34 (0.90 - 2.00) 0.150 0.59 (0.34 - 1.04) 0.067
Previous TB 1.54 (0.72 - 3.28) 0.267 2.23 (0.25 - 19.54) 0.469 3.10 (0.85 - 11.24) 0.086 1.12 (0.75 - 1.66) 0.583 0.51 (0.30 - 0.86) 0.012
BMI category           
Not obese 1.00   1.00   1.00   1.00   1.00  
Obese 2.78 (1.24- 6.22) 0.013 0.92 (0.07- 11.63) 0.947 1.09 (0.27 - 4.41) 0.906 1.20 (0.77 -1.86) 0.427 1.27 (0.74 - 2.17) 0.384
  1. All differences were significant at P < 0.0.