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Table 2 Bivariate associations with retention in care

From: Examining the relationship between interpersonal support and retention in HIV care among HIV+ nursing mothers in Uganda

  Retention in HIV care p-value
No Yes
Characteristics n (%), unless indicated otherwise  
ISEL [M(SD); min, max] 27.52a (4.22); 20, 36 24.98b (4.55); 9, 36 0.01
Control variables    
Age    0.520
 15–24 years 10 (19.23) 42 (80.77)  
 25–34 years 9 (12.50) 63 (87.50)  
 35 years+  6 (19.35) 25 (80.65)  
Education    0.903
 None 2 (15.38) 11 (84.62)  
 Primary 17 (15.45) 93 (84.55)  
 Secondary 6 (18.75) 26 (81.25)  
Cowife    0.267
 No 11 (12.64) 76 (87.36)  
 Yes 9 (24.32) 28 (75.68)  
 Don’t know 4 (15.38) 22 (84.62)  
Missing    
 Number of children    0.922
 One child 5 (13.16) 33 (86.84)  
 Two children 7 (18.92) 30 (81.08)  
 Three children 7 (17.07) 34 (82.93)  
 Four children plus 6 (15.79) 32 (84.21)  
Missing    
Financial sufficiency    0.435
 Insufficient 22 (17.19) 106 (82.81)  
 Sufficient 3 (11.11) 24 (88.89)  
Food insecurity    0.154
 Food insecure 16 (20.78) 61 (79.22)  
 Food secure 9 (12.16) 65 (87.84)  
Missing    
 Monthly income    0.722
 No income 15 (17.05) 73 (82.95)  
 UGX 10,000+  10 (14.93) 57 (85.07)  
  1. Two samples t-test with unequal variances was used to assess the association between ISEL-12 and Retention in HIV Care. Chi-square test of independence was used to assess the relationship between other covariates and Retention in HIV Care
  2. a95% CI: 25.78, 29.26
  3. b95% CI: 24.20, 25.77