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Table 1 Baseline characteristics and follow-up of 293 health care workers with occupational exposure

From: Factors associated with loss to follow-up after occupational HIV exposure in Cape Town, South Africa: a retrospective cohort study

Variable Sample (n)
Age, median (IQR) 28 (24–35)
Sex
 Women 197 (67%)
 Men 96 (33%)
Health care workera
 Allied health professional 85 (29%)
 Doctor 100 (34%)
 Student 107 (37%)
Type of exposureb
 Hollow-bore 137 (48%)
 Mucocutaneous 86 (30%)
 Solid sharp 63 (22%)
Source patient HIV status
 Positive 246 (84%)
 Unknown 47 (16%)
Antiretroviralc,f
 Dual 81 (28%)
 Triple 210 (72%)
Time from exposure to receiving PEPd (h)
 <24 268 (92%)
 24–48 17 (6%)
 48–72 1 (0.3%)
 >72 4 (1.4%)
Loss to follow-upe
 6 weeks 100 (36%)
 3 months 169 (60%)
 6 months 203 (72%)
  1. Number with missing data: a n = 1, b n = 7, c n = 1, d n = 2, e n = 12
  2. f One health care worker did not receive PEP because presented too late