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Table 5 Reasons for missed doses (multiple answers) (n=39)

From: Adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) during the early months of treatment in rural Zambia: influence of demographic characteristics and social surroundings of patients

  n(%)
Long distance to health facilities 21 (53.8)
Not enough food 20 (51.3)
Were busy with other things like work etc. 15 (38.5)
Felt depressed, overwhelmed, hopelessness 5 (12.8)
Forgot 4 (10.3)
Felt sick or ill 3 (7.7)
Ran out of pills 2 (5.1)
Traditional prohibition 2 (5.1)
Felt asleep or slept through dose tine 1 (2.6)
Had a change in daily routine 1 (2.6)
Had problem taking pills at specific times with meals 1 (2.6)
Sold out the pills 1 (2.6)