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Table 4 Univariate and multivariate Cox proportional hazard models examining the association between Aboriginal status and mortality

From: Aboriginal status is a prognostic factor for mortality among antiretroviral naïve HIV-positive individuals first initiating HAART

Variable Unadjusted HR Adjusted HR
  (95% CI) (95% CI)
Aboriginal (Yes versus No) 2.87 (1.70, 4.84) 3.12 (1.77, 5.48)
Plasma HIV viral load (per log 10 increase) 1.27 (0.86, 1.86) --
CD4 cell count (per 100 decrease) 1.10 (0.97, 1.25) --
Gender (Female versus Male) 0.89 (0.41, 1.95) 0.98 (0.41, 2.34)
Age 1.04 (1.01, 1.07) 1.06 (1.03, 1.09)
Physician experience (per 10 patients) 0.99 (0.96, 1.01) --
Completed high-school (Yes versus No) 0.63 (0.39, 1.02) --
Income (<$10,000 versus ≥ $10,000) 2.76 (1.59, 4.82) 1.86 (1.03, 3.34)
Baseline Combination (PI versus NNRTI) 1.22 (0.65, 2.29) 1.65 (0.82, 3.31)
Adherence (>= 95% versus <95%) 0.32 (0.20, 0.52) 0.41 (0.24, 0.71)
AIDS diagnosis (Yes versus No) 1.59 (0.91, 2.79) --
History of IDU (Yes versus No) 2.18 (1.35, 3.51) 1.47 (0.82, 2.62)
Year of initiation of therapy   
1996 1.00 (--) 1.00 (--)
1997 0.49 (0.27, 0.92) --
1998 0.67 (0.34, 1.32) --
1999 0.34 (0.14, 0.82) --
  1. Notes: The symbol – means that variable was not included in the analysis