Variable Hazard ratio* (95% CI) p
Age      
≤30 14 1.6(1.30-2.10) 0.000
30-40 8.6 1.30(1.10-1.60) 0.012
>40 5 1  
Gender      
Female 7 1  
Male 8 1.10(0.90-130) 0.5
HIV diagnosis period      
2005-2008 2.5 1  
     1997-2004 7 3.10(2.26-4.23) 0.000
1988-1996 14 4.8(3.50-6.50) 0.000
CD4 cell count      
Initial CD4<200/mm3 3 0.47(0.34-0.65) 0.000
Initial CD4<200-499/mm3 7.3 0.82(0.68-0.98) 0.032
Initial CD4>500/mm3 11 1  
CDC categories      
A 11 1  
B 6 0.70 (0.53-0.85) 0.001
C 2.7 0.38(0.28-0.53) 0.000
Known drug use/addiction      
no 8 1  
     yes 10 0.7(0.31-1.50) 0.4
ARV therapy      
HAART+ 4 0.63(0.51-0.80) 0.000
     HAART- 12 1  
*Obtained using a Cox proportional hazard model including all the above mentioned covariates.
CI: confidence interval; py: person-years
Table 1: Risk factors for permanent follow-up interruption of HIV-infected patients in Guadeloup.
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