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Table 3 Drop-out rate according to socio-demographic characteristics

From: Impact of social determinants on antiretroviral therapy access and outcomes entering the era of universal treatment for people living with HIV in Italy

  N° of lost to follow-up P
Gender
 Male 1373 (20.8%) < 0.001
 Female 423 (29.5%)
Age at first positive anti-HIV test
 < 30 797 (30.9%) < 0.001
 30–40 566 (21.4%)
 40–50 258 (15.1%)
 > 50 168 (15.6%)
Mode of HIV transmission
 HS 571 (20.6%) < 0.001
 PWID 552 (48.8%)
 MSM 530 (15.0%)
 other/unknown 143 (24.2%)
Residency area
 North 929 (20.5%) < 0.001
 Centre 560 (20.9%)
 South 307 (38.1%)
Education
 Elementary school 141 (39.0%) < 0.001
 Junior high school 574 (31.8%)
 High school 484 (18.8%)
 University 129 (14.0%)
 Missing 468 (19.8%)
Employment
 Unemployed 755 (21.1%) < 0.001
 Full time worker 347 (38.1%)
 Self employed 264 (21.4%)
 Temporary employed 72 (37.5%)
 Student 67 (22.6%)
 Retired 50 (19.5%)
 Housewife 94 (40.3%)
 other/unknown 33 (16.2%)
 missing data 114 (10.1%)