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Table 1 Bivariate analysis comparing cases (absence at appointment) and controls (presence at appointment)

From: Factors associated with non-adherence to scheduled medical follow-up appointments among Cameroonian children requiring HIV care: a case-control analysis of the usual-care group in the MORE CARE trial

Variables Absent at appointment n =30 Present at appointment n =31 p
Children age (years), mean (SD) 1.3 (1.9) 2.0 (2.8) .29
Caregivers age (years), mean (SD) 41.9 (13.2) 43.2 (12.1) .70
Boys, n (%) 19 (63.3) 11 (35.5) .030
Men, n (%) 5 (16.7) 3 (9.7) .47
Sex of adult-child pairs, n (%)    .15
      Man-boy 3 (10.0) 1 (3.2)
      Man-girl 2 (6.7) 2 (6.5)
      Woman-boy 16 (53.3) 10 (32.3)
      Woman-girl 9 (30.0) 18 (58.1)
Caregivers’ level of education, n (%)    .46
      No formal 21 (70.0) 16 (51.6)
      Primary 6 (20.0) 8 (25.8)
      Secondary 2 (6.7) 4 (12.9)
      University 1 (3.3) 3 (9.7)
Study sites, n (%)    .37
      Rural 10 (33.3) 7 (22.6)
      Semi-urban 15 (50.0) 21 (67.7)
      Urban 5 (16.7) 3 (9.7)
HIV status of children, n (%)    .16
      Unknown 14 (46.7) 20 (64.5)
      Positive 16 (53.3) 11 (35.5)
Time to appointment (weeks), mean (SD) 6.6 (2.8) 5.1 (2.6) .033
  1. IQR: interquartile range; SD: standard deviation; OR: odds ratio; CI: confidence interval.