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Table 2 Factors associated with a delayed initial HIV PCR test

From: Factors associated with the timely uptake of initial HIV virologic test among HIV-exposed infants attending clinics within a faith-based HIV program in Kenya; a cross-sectional study

Variable PCR test (weeks) Crude OR (95%CI) P value AOR (95% CI) P value
PCR in 8 weeks PCR after 8 weeks  
Sex
 Male 799 203 Ref   Ref  
 Female 797 221 1.01 (0.98–1.05) 0.42 1.01 (0.98–1.05) 0.35
Birth weight
 2500+ g 1412 349 Ref   Ref  
 < 2500 g 135 49 1.06 (0.99–1.13) 0.07 1.03 (0.97–1.09) 0.25
ARV prophylaxis (infant)
 Yes 1322 287 Ref   Ref  
 No 21 45 1.68 (1.53–1.86) < 0.0001 1.43 (1.27–1.61) < 0.0001
Mother on ART
 Yes 1225 234 Ref    
 No 58 60 1.44 (1.34–1.55) < 0.0001 1.27 (1.18–1.37) < 0.0001
Mode of delivery
 Vaginal 1022 245 Ref   Ref  
 C-section 328 63 0.98 (0.94–1.03) 0.50 1.02 (0.98–1.07) 0.325
Place of delivery
 Facility 1221 262 Ref   Ref  
 Home 77 39 1.16 (1.07–1.26) 0.001 1.07 (0.99–1.17) 0.089
1st PCR result
 Negative 1226 331 Ref   Ref  
 Positive 7 12 1.47 (1.23–1.76) < 0.0001 1.29 (1.09–1.52) 0.003