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Table 3 Multivariate analysis of sociodemographic characteristics and ART adherence for people managed at the HIV clinic (2016–2017)

From: Adherence to antiretroviral therapy and the associated factors among people living with HIV/AIDS in Northern Peru: a cross-sectional study

Variable Bivariate Multivariate
RP [IC 95%] p-valor RP [IC 95%] p-valor
Number of children
 None   0.029*   0.024*
 1 1.19 [0.81–1.73] 0.25 [0.08–0.84]
 2 1.46 [1.10–1.93] 0.24 [0.07–0.83]
 ≥ 3 1.31 [0.92–1.86] 0.21 [0.06–0.77]
Place of diagnosis
 Hospital   0.045*   
 Primary Care Center 0.86 [0.65–1.14]  
 Private lab or clinic 0.49 [0.24–1.04]  
 Ambulatory care 1.27 [0.90–1.79]  
TBC
 Yes   0.023*   0.013*
 No 0.55 [0.28–1.06] 5.19 [1.42–18.91]
Complaints about the current ART regime
 Yes   0.012*   0.012*
 No 1.38 [1.07–1.78] 2.73 [1.24–6.00]
Action taken when experiencing side effects
 Visit the physician   0.041*   
 Nothing. just wait it to stop 1.18 [0.90–1.54]  
 Take my ART anyway 0.75 [0.28–2.03]  
 Did not answer  
ART cessation ever
 Yes   p < 0.001*   p < 0.001*
 No 2.55 [1.91–3.41] 17.17 [7.19–41]
Length of last ART cessation
 > 30 days   0.001*   
 10–30 days 1.46 [0.93–2.29]  
 1–9 days 1.57 [1.03–2.39]  
Reason for cessation ART
 Forgetfulness or neglect when attending a commitment. meeting or work   0.033*   
 Permissions. paperwork for getting access to ART 0.76 [0.59–1.00]  
 My own decision. lack of privacy or wanting to feel better 0.82 [0.62–1.08]  
 Fear of side effects 0.75 [0.50–1.12]  
 Other 0.73 [0.54–1.00]