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Table 1 Distribution of patient characteristics stratified by return to HIV care and predictors of return to care having missed a scheduled appointment after tracking

From: Re-engagement in HIV care following a missed visit in rural Uganda

Characteristic N (%) or median (IQR) Did not return to HIV care (n = 114) Returned to HIV care (n = 267) p-value Adjusted OR (95% CI) p-value
Age in years, median (IQR) 30 (25–36) 29 (22–34) 0.01 0.99 (0.98–1.01) 0.265
Gender
 Male 53 (43.4) 69 (56.6) < 0.001 Reference  
 Female 61 (23.5) 198 (76.5)   1.23 (1.05–1.43) 0.009
ART status
 ART naive 33 (44.0) 42 (56.0) 0.003 Reference  
 On ART 81 (26.5) 225 (73.5)   1.16 (0.96–1.39) 0.119
Tracking method
 Phone call 63 (26.7) 173 (73.3) 0.08 Reference  
 Home visit 51 (35.2) 94 (64.8)   0.98 (0.87–1.11) 0.832
Reason for missing appointment
 Travelled 51 (31.5) 111 (68.5) < 0.001 Reference  
 Unavailable 38 (67.9) 18 (32.1)   0.85 (0.75–0.95) 0.006
 Other 25 (15.3) 138 (84.7)   0.41 (0.28–0.59) < 0.001