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Table 8 Effect of type of health center on timely diagnosis/timely ART initiation

From: HIV/AIDS health services in Manaus, Brazil: patient perception of quality and its influence on adherence to antiretroviral treatment

Effect of type of health center (centralized vs. decentralized) on timely diagnosis/timely ART initiation (n = 713) Crude OR 95% CI p-value
Health center
 Central Hospital (FMT) 1    
 Decentralized Health Units (SAEs) 2.31 1.16 4.62 0.027
  1. OR Odds Ratios. Crude OR do not control for other variables. Timely diagnosis/timely ART initiation of ART is measured through patients’ first CD4 count. A CD4 count equal to or greater than 200 copies/mm3 indicate timely diagnosis/ART initiation
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