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Table 7 Univariate models of cost and medical personnel utilization per patient that remained in care for one full year (n = 169)

From: The cost of antiretroviral therapy in Haiti

Treatment cost Relative difference 95% CI p-value
Hospitalized during ART (n = 8) 1.79 (1.40, 2.28) <0.0001
ART changed due to side effects (n = 21) 1.35 (1.15, 1.59) 0.0002
Treated for TB (n = 20) 1.2 (1.02, 1.43) 0.0276
CDC Stage C (n = 98) 1.14 (1.02, 1.27) 0.0199
Physician time Relative difference 95% CI p-value
Treated for TB (n = 20) 1.83 (1.52, 2.21) <0.0001
ART changed due to side effects (n = 21) 1.36 (1.01, 1.87) <0.0001
CDC Stage C (n = 98) 1.35 (1.18, 1.54) <0.0001
No income (n = 94) 1.21 (1.06, 1.39) 0.0046
Hemoglobin <10 mg/dl at baseline (n = 44) 1.18 (1.01, 1.38) 0.0321
Body weight in the bottom quartile at baseline (n = 33) 1.19 (1.01, 1.41) 0.0479
Female gender (n = 94) 1.16 (1.01, 1.33) 0.0301
Nurse time Relative difference 95% CI p-value
Treated for TB (n = 20) 2.00 (1.70, 2.33) <0.0001
ART changed due to side effects (n = 21) 1.21 (1.01, 1.46) 0.0437
CDC Stage C (n = 98) 1.18 (1.04, 1.33) 0.0309