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Table 3 Final multivariable model of associations with loss-to-follow up in pre-ART care using Competing Risks Regression (n = 247)

From: Factors associated with pre-ART loss-to-follow up in adults in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: a prospective cohort study

  Subhazard Ratio (95 % CI) P value of association with LTFU Adjusted Subhazard Ratio (95 % CI) P value of association with LTFU
Age ≤37 1.00 0.01 1.00 0.01
>37 0.51 (0.32–0.83) 0.51 (0.30–0.87)
Sex Female 1.00 0.41 1.00 0.36
Male 1.27 (0.72–2.23) 1.31 (0.73–2.37)
Number of previous CD4 counts 0 1.00 0.04 1.00 0.01
1 0.89 (0.57–1.40) 0.76 (0.48–1.22)
2+ 0.49 (0.29–0.85) 0.43 (0.25–0.73)
Social support – open with friends/family Not at all 1.00 0.06 1.00 0.02
A little 0.90 (0.52–1.57) 0.81 (0.45–1.43)
A lot 1.54 (0.93–2.55) 1.57 (0.94–2.62)
Most recent partner HIV status Positive 1.00 0.10 1.00 0.01
Not known 0.78 (0.51–1.19) 0.77 (0.50–1.19)
Negative 1.78 (0.81–3.90) 2.40 (1.18–4.88)
Number of children None 1.25 (0.46–3.38) 0.03 0.68 (0.24–1.87) 0.04
1 child 2.34 (1.32–4.14) 2.05 (1.14–3.69)
2 children 1.99 (1.13–3.50) 1.71 (0.94–3.09)
3 children 1.34 (0.69–2.60) 1.14 (0.57–2.30)
4+ children 1.00 1.00