Table 4

Factors associated with enrolled mothers being lost to follow-up before infant registration (n=491)

Frequency
n/N (%)
Crude OR (95% CI)Adjusted OR (95% CI)P value
Site
 Port Moresby41/299 (13.7)1.01.0
 Goroka20/192 (10.4)0.73 (0.41 to 1.29)0.60 (0.30 to 1.18)0.139
Age group
 16–20 years15/81 (18.5)1.01.0
 21–30 years42/334 (12.6)0.63 (0.33 to 1.21)0.63 (0.29 to 1.38)0.246
 31–48 years4/76 (5.3)0.24 (0.08 to 0.80)0.32 (0.08 to 1.22)0.095
Marital status
 Married35/330 (10.6)1.01.0
 Married-polygamist19/120 (15.8)1.59 (0.87 to 2.90)1.67 (0.83 to 3.37)0.150
 Single/widow/no partner/boyfriend only7/41 (17.1)1.74 (0.71 to 4.22)1.87 (0.70 to 5.00)0.212
Education
 No formal education11/76 (14.5)1.01.0
 Primary education33/202 (16.3)1.15 (0.55 to 2.42)0.92 (0.41 to 2.08)0.849
 Secondary or more17/213 (8.0)0.51 (0.23 to 1.16)0.42 (0.17 to 1.02)0.056
Employment
 Formal or informal sector22/223 (9.9)1.01.0
 No paid work or student39/268 (14.6)1.56 (0.89 to 2.72)1.40 (0.76 to 2.57)0.277
Parity at enrolment
 Nullipara19/150 (12.7)1.01.0
 Primipara26/148 (17.6)1.47 (0.77 to 2.80)3.13 (1.44 to 6.80)0.004
 Multipara16/193 (8.3)0.62 (0.31 to 1.26)1.48 (0.61 to 3.57)0.384
Relationship HIV status
 Concordant HIV positive17/213 (8.0)1.01.0
 Discordant HIV status12/94 (12.8)1.69 (0.77 to 3.70)1.70 (0.74 to 3.91)0.215
 Unknown or no partner32/184 (17.4)2.43 (1.29 to 4.57)1.47 (0.69 to 3.16)0.318
HIV status disclosure
 Yes47/436 (10.8)1.01.0
 No14/55 (25.5)2.83 (1.42 to 5.61)1.64 (0.70 to 3.80)0.252
Knowledge of HIV status
 Known positive21/269 (7.8)1.01.0
 Newly diagnosed40/222 (18.0)2.60 (1.47 to 4.59)2.49 (1.31 to 4.73)0.005