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Table 1 Baseline socio-demographic characteristics of adult pre-ART patients enrolled in pre-ART care at the Sheka Zonal Hospital, Sheka Zone, southwest Ethiopia, 2010–2013, by pre-ART outcome

From: When are patients lost to follow-up in pre-antiretroviral therapy care? a retrospective assessment of patients in an Ethiopian rural hospital

Socio-demographic variable   LTFU n (%) Retained n (%)
Age (in years) 15–24 58 (32.6) 87 (22.0)
25–34 80 (44.9) 190 (48.1)
35–44 30 (16.9) 84 (21.3)
44+ 10 (5.6) 34 (8.6)
Sex Male 67 (37.6) 158 (40.0)
Female 111 (62.4) 237 (60.0)
Occupation Employed 40 (22.5) 71 (18.0)
Unemployed 67 (37.6) 175 (44.3)
Merchant 23 (12.9) 76 (19.2)
Other 48 (26.9) 73 (18.5)
Educational status No education 18 (10.1) 72 (18.2)
Primary 68 (38.2) 160 (40.5)
Secondary 51 (28.7) 87 (22.0)
Tertiary and above 41 (23.0) 76 (19.2)
Religion Orthodox 121 (68.0) 273 (69.1)
Muslim 30 (16.9) 57 (14.4)
Protestant 23 (12.9) 55 (13.9)
Other 4 (2.2) 10 (2.5)