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Table 3 Characteristics associated with polypharmacy in multivariate adjusted analysis

From: Polypharmacy among HIV positive older adults on anti-retroviral therapy attending an urban clinic in Uganda

Characteristic Adjusted PR (95% CI) P value
Hospitalisation
 None 1  
 One or more hospitalisations in last year 1.8 (1.1–3.1) 0.02
Prescribing cadre
 Nurse 1  
 Clinical officer 1.0 (0.4–2.6) 0.99
 Medical officer 1.4 (0.5–3.7) 0.49
 Internist 3.6 (1.3–10.5) 0.02
Frailty score
 0–2 1  
 3–4 3.3 (0.4–25.6) 0.25
 5–6 10.6 (1.4–78.0) 0.02
 7 or more 17.4 (2.4–126.5) 0.005
  1. PR Prevalence Ratio, CI Confidence Interval