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Table 4 Factors associated with linkage to HIV care among HIV positive clients that accepted a POC CD4 test between 2014 and 2016 at mobile HIV testing services in Cape Town, South Africa

From: Rapid point-of-care CD4 testing at mobile units and linkage to HIV care: an evaluation of community-based mobile HIV testing services in South Africa

 Linked to HIV care n (%)Total nUnadjusted
OR (95%CI)
p-valueAdjusted
OR (95%CI)*
p-value
Total491 (72)679    
Sex
Male188 (69)2721 1 
Female303 (74)4071.3 (0.9–1.9)0.1891.4 (0.9–2.1)0.070
Age (years)
12–1824 (67)361 1 
19–2476 (65)1170.9 (0.5–1.6)0.7960.6 (0.3–1.3)0.193
25–29107 (74)1451.4 (0.7–2.9)0.3751.0 (0.4–2.6)0.943
30–39177 (71)2491.2 (0.7–2.3)0.5080.9 (0.4–1.9)0.761
40–4968 (80)852.0 (0.9–4.3)0.0791.3 (0.4–4.5)0.634
50+38 (83)462.4 (1.3–4.5)0.0081.8 (0.6–5.8)0.305
Unknown11    
Previously tested for HIV
No53 (64)831 1 
Yes438 (73)5961.6 (0.7–3.3)0.2381.6 (0.8–2.9)0.154
TB positive diagnosis
No490 (72)6771 1 
Yes1 (50)20.4 (0.01–11.1)0.5760.3 (0.01–8.9)0.475
CD4 count
CD4 ≤ 500 cells/μl295 (72)4101 1 
CD4 > 500 cells/μl170 (74)2301.1 (0.7–1.7)0.6511.0 (0.7–1.6)0.933
Unknown26 (67)39    
  1. POC point-of-care, HIV human immunodeficiency virus, TB tuberculosis, OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval
  2. * Multivariable model was adjusted for sex, age, previously tested for HIV, TB diagnosis, CD4 count, and year of HIV diagnosis