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Table 1 Baseline demographic characteristics of patients included in study, Tshepang Pharmacovigilance cohort, 2004-2012

From: Determinants of loss to follow-up in patients on antiretroviral treatment, South Africa, 2004–2012: a cohort study

Variable   Total LTFU In care χ2
   N % n (%) n % p-value
Sex Female 390 (65.5) 87 (62.6) 303 (66.5) 0.402
Age at ART initiation (years) ≥ 45 years 129 (21.7) 30 (21.6) 99 (21.7) 0.113
  ≥ 30 and < 45 320 (53.8) 66 (47.5) 254 (55.7)
  < 30 146 (24.5) 43 (30.9) 103 (22.6)
Racial grouping Black 512 (99.4) 100 (99.0) 412 (99.5) 0.548
(80 missing) Other 3 (0.6) 1 (1.0) 2 (0.5)
Education level None 34 (6.2) 7 (5.4) 27 (6.5) 0.110
(50 missing) Primary 153 (28.1) 34 (26.2) 119 (28.7)
  Secondary 330 (60.6) 77 (59.2) 253 (60.9)
  Tertiary 28 (5.1) 12 (9.2) 16 (3.9)
Employment status Employed 141 (24.2) 24 (17.5) 117 (26.2) 0.028
(14 missing) Unemployed 439 (75.3) 111 (81.0) 328 (73.6)
  Self employed 3 (0.5) 2 (1.5) 1 (0.2)
Live-in partner Present 115 (19.7) 19 (14.0) 96 (21.4) 0.057
(10 missing) Absent 472 (80.3) 117 (86.0) 353 (78.6)