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Table 1 Characteristics of patients in the analytic sample

From: Impact of linkage quality on inferences drawn from analyses using data with high rates of linkage errors in rural Tanzania

Characteristic Sero-survey participants (n = 263) Clinic patients (n = 142) p-value
Clinic
 ANC 16 (11.3)
 HTC 126 (88.7)  
Sex
 Female 173 (65.8) 98 (69.0) 0.5092
 Male 90 (34.2) 44 (31.0)  
Age, years
 15–29 62 (23.6) 51 (35.9) 0.0222
 30–39 96 (36.5) 53 (37.3)  
 40–49 59 (22.4) 22 (15.5)  
 50+ 46 (17.5) 16 (11.3)  
Village
 Igekemaja 27 (10.3) 14 (9.9) 0.0167
 Ihayabuyaga 30 (11.4) 6 (4.2)  
 Isangijo 27 (10.3) 14 (9.9)  
 Kanyama 38 (14.5) 23 (16.2)  
 Kisesa 73 (27.8) 51 (35.9)  
 Kitumba 32 (12.2) 26 (18.3)  
 Welamasonga 36 (13.7) 8 (5.6)  
Rurality of sub-village
 Rural 140 (53.2) 55 (38.7) 0.0204
 Peri-urban 54 (20.5) 39 (27.5)  
 Urban 69 (26.2) 48 (33.8)  
Sub-village had paved road
 Yes 109 (41.4) 70 (49.3) 0.1290
 No 154 (58.6) 72 (50.7)  
Distance from household to CTC, km
 < 1 53 (20.2) 37 (26.1) 0.0162
 1–1.9 58 (22.1) 45 (31.7)  
 2–4.9 60 (22.8) 29 (20.4)  
 5–11 92 (35.0) 31 (21.8)  
Registered at CTC 42 (16.0) 75 (52.8) < 0.0001
  1. Abbreviations: CTC - HIV care and treatment centre; ANC - antenatal clinic; HTC - HIV testing and counselling clinic
  2. Note: all statistics are given in n (%); differences tested using chi-square