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Table 4 Univariable and multivariable analysis for factors associated with syphilis co- infection

From: Prevalence of syphilis, neurosyphilis and associated factors in a cross-sectional analysis of HIV infected patients attending Bugando Medical Centre, Mwanza, Tanzania

Variable Univariable Multivariable
OR (95%CI) P Value OR(95% CI) P Value
Sex
Male 1    
Female 1.04 (0.73–1.50) 0.802   
Age
18–39 1   1
40–64 1.34(0.95–1.87) 0.094 1.13(0.78–1.63) 0.514
65–85 2.37(1.10–5.09) 0.027 1.34(0.57–3.13) 0.502
Marital status
Single 1   1
Married 1.48(1.00–2.29) 0.052 1.42(0.94–2.14) 0.091
Widow 1.88(1.50–3.90) 0.012 1.47(0.86–2.52) 0.158
Polygamy 9.97(2.15–46.16) 0.003 8.51(1.71–42.37) 0.009
Education
Illiterate 1   1
Primary 0.35(0.22–0.56) <  0.001 0.38(0.23–0.61) < 0.001
Secondary 0.2(0.19–0.36) < 0.001 0.26(0.14–0.50) < 0.001
College 0.18(0.05–0.60) 0.006 0.29(0.08–1.06) 0.062
University 0.39(0.86–1.80) 0.230 0.77(0.16–3.67) 0.739
Occupation
Vendor 1   1
Peasant 1.45(1.00–2.17) 0.051 1.15(0.77–1.72) 0.489
Fisherman 2.43(0.51–11.58) 0.226 1.76(0.29–10.54) 0.535
Employed 0.28(0.12–0.66) 0.003 0.33(0.14–0.78 0.011
House wife 1.16(0.85–3.26) 0.134 1.57 (0.79–3.13) 0.202
Chancre
No 1   1
Yes 3.93(2.07–7.44) < 0.001 2.1(0.96–4.58) 0.063
Rashes
No 1   1
Yes 5.76(1.37–24.34) 0.017 2.02(0.41–9.92) 0.388
Told syphilis
No 1   1
Yes 5.34(2.95–9.65) < 0.001 3.5(1.75–7.01) < 0.001
Previously treated syphilis
No 1    
Yes 0.92(0.27–3.08) 0.888   
Viral load (copies/uL)
  < 50 1    
50–999 0.91(0.41–2.02) 0.822   
1000 or more 1.25(0.63–2.48) 0.522   
Not tested 0.79(0.49–1.30) 0.358   
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