Variable Incidence rate (/100 person-years) Hazard ratio* (95% CI)       p
Age      
≤30 14 1.62(1.25-2.10) 0.000
30-40 8.6 1.40(1.10-1.72) 0.000
>40 4.7 1  
Gender      
Female 7 1  
Male 8 1.05(0.89-1.30) 0.60
HIV diagnosis period      
2005-2008 2.5 1  
1997-2004 7 1.15(0.92-1.42) 0.20
1988-1996 14 1.64(1.31-2.10) 0.000
CD4 cell count      
Initial CD4 < 200/mm3 2.8 0.80(0.60-1.10) 0.082
Initial CD4 < 200-499/mm3 7 1.10(0.92-11.30) 0.30
Initial CD4 > 500/mm3 11 1  
CDC categories      
A 11 1  
B 6 0.78(0.63-0.79) 0.025
C 2.7 0.72(0.57-0.91) 0.006
Known drug use/addiction      
no 7.5 1  
yes 10 1.80(1.20-2.80) 0.01
ARV therapy      
HAART+ 3.9 0.24(0.19-0.30) 0.000
HAART- 11 1  
*Obtained using a Cox proportional hazard model including all the above mentioned covariates.
CI: confidence interval; py: person-years
Table 2: Risk factors for temporary follow-up interruption of HIV-infected patients in Guadeloupe
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