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Table 2 Distribution of patients’ worries at the first assessment for ART eligibility; by eligibility status and gender

From: Patients’ worries before starting antiretroviral therapy and their association with treatment adherence and outcomes: a prospective study in rural Uganda, 2004 - 2009

Patient’s reported worries Total ART eligibility status Gender  
   Eligible Not eligible p-value Males Females p-value
  n (%) n (%) n (%)   n (%) n (%)  
Total 421 217 204   150 271  
Any worry 277 (66) 141 (65) 136 (67) 0.715 95 (63) 182 (67) 0.428
HIV serostatus disclosure 69 (16) 38 (18) 31 (15) 0.521 23 (15) 46 (17) 0.663
Food and nutrition 50 (12) 25 (12) 25 (12) 0.816 14 (9) 36 (13) 0.230
Use of other medications 33 (8) 20 (9) 13 (6) 0.278 14 (9) 19 (7) 0.396
ART adherence 28 (7) 14 (6) 14 (7) 0.886 8 (5) 20 (7) 0.420
Condom use 27 (6) 13 (6) 14 (7) 0.715 11 (7) 16 (6) 0.566
ARV side effects 23 (5) 15 (7) 8 (4) 0.177 4 (3) 19 (7) 0.600
Will ARVs make me better? 20 (5) 13 (6) 7 (3) 0.217 6 (4) 14 (5) 0.590
Treatment supporter 13 (3) 4 (2) 9 (4) 0.128 5 (3) 8 (3) 0.829
Contraception /child bearing 14 (3) 6 (3) 8 (4) 0.508 3 (2) 11 (4) 0.259
Will ARVS make me worse? 13 (3) 5 (2) 8 (4) 0.338 4 (3) 9 (3) 0.710
Residence outside study area 12 (3) 4 (2) 8 (4) 0.200 1 (1) 11 (4) 0.063*
Alcohol use 11 (3) 4 (2) 7 (3) 0.307 7 (5) 4 (1) 0.049
Why not start ART immediately 11 (3) 4 (2) 7 (3) 0.307 4 (3) 7 (3) 0.959
Employment/work issues 6 (1) 4 (2) 2 (1) 0.455 4 (3) 2 (1) 0.110
Spouse’s HIV serostatus 5 (1) 3 (1) 2 (1) 0.990* 2 (1) 3 (1) 0.990 *
Pill burden 3 (1) 3 (1) 0 (0) 0.249* 1 (1) 2 (1) 0.990*
HIV-related stigma 3 (1) 2 (1) 1 (0) 0.599 0 3 (1) 0.196
Cigarette smoking 1 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0) 0.485* 1 (1) 0   0.356 *
Others 50 (12) 23 (11) 27 (13) 0.403 15 (10) 35 (13) 0.376
  1. * Fisher’s exact test.
  2. Note: numbers do not add up as some patients had more than one worry.