Table 1

 Baseline demographics of follow-up clients showing interclinic variation and comparison with those lost to follow-up

FU clientsIntraclinic comparison (p value)Clients lost to FU (n = 139)Comparison of FU versus lost to FU (p value)
Overall (n = 401)*By clinic
A (n = 116)B (n = 152)C (n = 133)
Values are mean (SD) unless otherwise indicated.
*Age was missing for one male.
†Socioeconomic score (SES) was calculated from responses to questions about household amenities such as electricity and piped water; the higher the score, the better the standard of living.
FU, follow-up.
Age
    Male29 (10.1) (n = 208)31 (12.9) (n = 64)28 (9.8) (n = 82)28 (6.5) (n = 62)0.46830 (9.2) (n = 66)0.927
    Female28 (9.1) (n = 192)29 (10.5) (n = 52)28 (10.2) (n = 69)27 (6.6) (n = 71)0.83728 (8.1) (n = 73)0.559
% male52% (209/401)4% (64/116)55% (83/152)47% (62/133)0.29847.5% (66/139)0.384
% married/cohabiting47% (187/397)49% (57/116)46% (69/149)46% (61/132)0.44549.6% (68/137)0.44
Education level
    No formal education3% (12/397)2% (2/116)4% (6/149)3% (4/132)<0.012% (3/138)0.407
    Primary education55% (219/397)69% (80/116)58% (86/149)40% (53/132)62% (85/138)
    Secondary education42% (166/397)29% (34/116)38% (57/149)57% (75/132)36% (50/138)
SES†2.1 (1.9)1.1 (1.3)1.9 (1.7)3.2 (2.1)<0.012.2 (2.1)0.997
HIV prevalence (%)
    Overall12615140.053220.008
    Male991.00
    Female16330.003