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Table 2 Multivariate regression analysis assessing factors for not attending a medical 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

  Model (1) Model (2) Model (3)
Variables p OR (95% CI) p OR (95% CI) p OR (95% CI)
Children age, years (continuous) .14 0.80 (0.59; 1.1) .12 0.79 (0.59; 1.01) .10 0.78 (0.58; 1.1)
Caregivers age, years (continuous) .15 0.96 (0.91; 1.02) .14 0.96 (0.91; 1.01) .13 0.96 (0.90; 1.01)
Girls - Not used .032 5.2 (1.2; 23.1) - Not used
Women - Not used .40 0.41 (0.05; 3.3) - Not used
Sex of adult-child pair    - Not used - Not used
      Man-boy .22 22.4 (0.16; 3199.2) - -
      Man-girl .56 2.0 (0.19; 22.1) - -
      Woman-boy .044 4.9 (1.05; 22.9) - -
      Woman-girl .20 1.0 - -
Men – Boys interactions - Not used - Not used .039 0.23 (0.06; 0.93)
Caregivers’ education level       
      No formal .043 29.7 (1.1; 791.5) .044 29.1 (1.1; 777.0) .044 29.2 (1.1; 782.7)
      Primary .23 6.9 (0.30; 161.6) .23 6.8 (0.29; 158.3) .21 7.5 (0.32; 176.4)
      Secondary .73 2.3 (0.02; 248.6) .55 3.4 (0.06, 176.3) .33 6.2 (0.15; 247.8)
      Tertiary .15 1.0 .14 1.0 .17 1.0
Study sites       
      Rural .16 0.12 (0.006; 2.3) .15 0.12 (.006; 2.2) .13 0.10 (0.01; 2.0)
      Semi-urban .12 0.09 (0.04; 1.8) .11 0.09 (.004; 1.8) .10 0.08 (0.004; 1.6)
      Urban .30 1.0 .28 1.0 .25 1.0
Unknown HIV status of children .08 0.28 (0.07; 1.2) .08 0.27 (0.06; 1.1)   
Time to next appointment, weeks (continuous) .031 1.4 (1.03; 2.0) .032 1.4 (1.03; 2.0) .036 1.4 (1.02; 2.0)
Hosmer-Lemeshow test
Degree of freedom 8 8 8
p-value .235 .898 .199
Chi-squared 10.5 3.5 11.1