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Table 2 Variables associated with loss to follow-up at 3 months

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

Variables Unadjusted OR (95% CI) P value Adjusted OR (95% CI) P value
Age (per 10-year increase) 0.7 (0.5–0.9) 0.003 0.6 (0.5–0.9) 0.011
Sex
 Women a     
 Men 1.4 (0.8–2.4) 0.190 1.4 (0.8–2.5) 0.262
Health care worker
 Allied health professionala     
 Doctor 2.9 (1.6–5.4) 0.001 2.7 (1.3–5.5) 0.006
 Student 2.0 (1.1–3.6) 0.022 1.2 (0.6–2.6) 0.584
Type of exposure
 Hollow-borea     
 Mucocutaneous 1.6 (0.9–2.9) 0.095 1.1 (0.6–2.2) 0.707
 Solid sharp 1.3 (0.7–2.4) 0.377 1.0 (0.5–1.9) 0.948
Source patient HIV status
 Positive 0.9 (0.4–1.8) 0.742 0.5 (0.2–1.1) 0.074
 Unknowna     
Antiretroviral
 Dual 1.4 (0.8–2.3) 0.250 1.5 (0.8–2.8) 0.228
 Triplea     
Time from exposure to receiving PEP (h)
 <24a     
 >24 3.0 (1.0–9.2) 0.052 5.9 (1.3–26.9) 0.023
  1. a Reference category