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Table 4 Retention rates according to the time on ART, ThyoloMalawi and Buhera-Zimbabwe

From: Short and long term retention in antiretroviral care in health facilities in rural Malawi and Zimbabwe

  6m 12m 18m 24m 30m 36m 42m 48m
Patients from ART initiation
Thyolo
All patients 83.8% 79.7% 77.4% 75.8% 74.5% 73.3% 72.1% 70.9%
Health centres 81.7% 78.6% 76.0% 73.5% 72.8% - - -
District Hospital 84.5% 80.1% 77.8% 76.4% 75.0% 73.1% 72.1% 71.0%
Buhera
All patients 87.6% 84.1% 81.9% 80.1% 78.7%    
Health centres 91.3% 88.6% 86.9% 85.2% 83.9%    
Hospital – Health centreC 97.5% 95.8% 94.3% 93.2% 92.3%    
District Hospital 78.9% 73.5% 70.5% 68.2% 66.4%    
Patients at least 12 months on ART
Thyolo
All patients - - 97.1% 95.2% 93.5%. 92.0% 90.5% 88.9%
Health centres - - 96.6% 93.5% 92.6% - - -
District hospital - - 97.1% 95.3% 93.7% 92.2% 90.6% 89.1%
Buhera
All patients - - 97.4% 95.3% 93.6%    
Health centres - - 98.1% 96.2% 94.7%    
Hospital – Health centreC - - 98.5% 97.4% 96.4%    
District Hospital - - 95.9% 92.7% 90.4%    
  1. C Hospital – Health centres are the patients who initiated ART in the hospital and were later referred to the health centres.