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Table 3 Variables associated with loss to follow-up at 6 weeks and 6 months

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

Variables 6-week 6-month
Adjusted OR P value Adjusted OR P value
Age (per 10-year increase) 1.0 (0.7–1.3) 0.764 0.6 (0.5–0.9) 0.010
Sex
 Womena     
 Men 1.8 (1.1–3.2) 0.027 1.8 (0.9–3.4) 0.082
Health care worker
 Allied health professionala     
 Doctor 2.1 (1.1–4.4) 0.034 2.1 (1.0–4.5) 0.049
 Student 1.1 (0.5–2.5) 0.750 1.3 (0.6–2.9) 0.532
Type of exposure
 Hollow-borea     
 Mucocutaneous 1.0 (0.5–1.9) 0.988 1.2 (0.6–2.5) 0.659
 Solid sharp 1.1 (0.5–2.1) 0.857 1.1 (0.5–2.4) 0.728
Source patient HIV status
 Positive 1.0 (0.5–2.2) 0.952 0.7 (0.3–1.7) 0.489
 Unknowna     
Antiretroviral
 Dual 1.2 (0.6–2.3) 0.544 0.7 (0.4–1.4) 0.333
 Triplea     
Time from exposure to receiving PEP (h)
 <24a     
 >24 1.3 (0.5–3.4) 0.552 7.8 (1.0–61) 0.049
  1. a Reference category