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Table 4 Impact of family support, discrimination, clinical indicators, and demographic characteristics on overall quality of life

From: Family support, discrimination, and quality of life among ART-treated HIV-infected patients: a two-year study in China

Items   OR 95% CI P
Disclosed HIV positive status to family No 1.0   
Yes 1.343 1.02–1.75 0.045*
Family provides support No 1.0   
Yes 2.74 1.68–4.47 0.040*
Family provides psychological support No 1.0   
Yes 1.356 0.63–1.19 0.040*
Family provides physical care support No 1.0   
Yes 2.72 1.41–5.27 0.029*
Satisfaction with decision to disclose HIV+ status to family Somewhat (or not) satisfied 1.0   
Satisfied/Very satisfied 1.61 1.18–2.18 0.037*
Felt discrimination from family Yes 1.0   
Never 1.30 1.07–1.59 0.041*
Patients have found themselves not visiting family because patient thought they would not be welcomed Yes 1.0   
Never 1.65 0.23–1.74 0.035*
Patient fears abandonment by family Yes 1.0   
Never 2.05 1.49–2.82 0.025*
Gender Female 1.0   
Male 0.72 0.61–0.85 0.056
Education level No formal education 1.0   
Primary school 1.05 0.62–1.74 0.932
Secondary school 0.95 0.57–1.58 0.921
High school 0.89 0.53–1.50 0.822
University or above 0.97 .055–1.72 0.963
Marital status Married and cohabitating 1.0   
Cohabiting but not married 0.73 0.53–1.00 0.321
Never married and not cohabitating 1.60 1.18–2.18 0.122
Divorced/separated & not cohabitating 0.81 0.62–1.05 0.409
Widowed and not cohabitating 1.91 1.10–3.31 0.242
Income 1.63 1.04–2.57 0.281
Age 1.00 0.99–1.01 0.978
CD4 cell count 1.22 0.87–1.71 0.559
AIDS staging 1 1.0   
2 0.89 0.59–1.36 0.786
3 0.73 1.31–1.56 0.321
4 0.81 0.66–1.14 0.317
  1. * means P < 0.05 and there were statistically significance