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Table 4 Multivariable model of associations with loss-to-follow up in pre-ART care (n = 247) including composite social support and partner disclosure variablea using Competing Risks regression

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 (LRT) Adjusted Hazard Ratio (95 % CI) P value of association with LTFU (LRT)
Age ≤37 1.00 0.01 1.00 0.02
>37 0.51 (0.32–0.83) 0.49 (0.28–0.87)
Sex Female 1.00 0.41 1.00 0.29
Male 1.27 (0.72–2.23) 1.38 (0.76–2.52)
Social support – open with friends/family and partner disclosure Not at all open and not disclosed to partner 1.00 0.06 1.00 0.01
Not at all open and disclosed to partner 3.40 (1.18–9.83) 3.03 (0.95–9.73)
A little open and not disclosed to partner 2.55 (0.82–7.96) 2.72 (0.86–8.64)
A little open and disclosed to partner 1.88 (0.65–5.49) 1.41 (0.44–4.53)
A lot open and not disclosed to partner 3.84 (1.30–11.31) 4.22 (1..47–12.11)
A lot open and disclosed to partner 3.48 (1.24–9.78) 3.12 (1.03–9.45)
Number of previous CD4 counts 0 1.00 0.04 1.00 0.01
1 0.89 (0.57–1.40) 0.71 (0.45–1.14)
2+ 0.49 (0.29–0.85) 0.43 (0.25–0.73)
Most recent partner HIV status Positive 1.00 0.10 1.00 0.02
Not known 0.78 (0.51–1.19) 0.74 (0.45–1.22)
Negative 1.78 (0.81–3.90) 2.18 (1.05–4.51)
Number of children None 1.25 (0.46–3.38) 0.03 0.69 (0.25–1.94) 0.02
1 child 2.34 (1.32–4.14) 2.23 (1.21–4.10)
2 children 1.99 (1.13–3.50) 1.88 (0.99–3.54)
3 children 1.34 (0.69–2.60) 1.15 (0.55–2.39)
4+ children 1.00 1.00
  1. aRepresenting an interaction between openness with family/friends and partner disclosure