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Table 5 Factors associated with total expenditure among rural Chinese patients in their first year of ARV therapy (N = 276)

From: Expenditures for the care of HIV-infected patients in rural areas in China's antiretroviral therapy programs

Factors Coefficient Standard error Fvalue Pvalue
CD4 cell counts (cells/μL)     
   100-199 vs. <100 -280.3 121.0 5.37 0.02
   (≥200 vs. <100) -336.4 128.0 8.20 0.004
Treatment site     
   (Mangshi vs. others) 582.5 141.3 17.0 <0.0001
Adverse drug event     
   (Yes vs. no) 186.4 89.5 4.3 0.04
Opportunistic infection     
   (Yes vs. no) 233.1 95.0 6.0 0.02