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Table 3 Bivariate analysis of adherence measures and immune status (N = 300)

From: Adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV infected children measured by caretaker report, medication return, and drug level in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Immune status
Variable Immunosuppression Normal OR CI P Value
  n (%) n (%)    
1. Caretaker report     
Missed 1(20.0) 4(80.0) 0.64 0.07-5.79 0.569
Not missed 83(28.1) 212(71.9) 1   
2. Medication return     
>5% 4(40.0) 6(60.0) 1.75 0.48-6.36 0.474
≤5% 80(27.6) 210(72.4) 1   
3. Niverapine plasma concentration     
<3 μg/ml 22(47.8) 24(52.2) 2.84 1.49-5.41 0.002
≥3 μg/ml 62(24.4) 192(75.6) 1