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Table 3 Nurse-versus-physician agreement in patient assessment and recommendation of initiation of antiretroviral therapy

From: Agreement between physicians and non-physician clinicians in starting antiretroviral therapy in rural Uganda

  % Agreement % Agreement expected by chance Kappa ± SE (unweighted) Kappa ± SE (weighted)
ART recommendation 77.9 45.9 0.59 ± 0.05 -
  95 86.8 - 0.62 ± 0.06
WHO stage 68.5 31.5 0.54 ± 0.04 -
  96.6 90.4 - 0.65 ± 0.06
Functional status 82.7 71.1 0.40 ± 0.05 -
  92.1 86.9 - 0.40 ± 0.05
TB status 85.8 60.8 0.64 ± 0.05 -
  90.9 77.1 - 0.61 ± 0.06
Opportunistic infections treated/stabilized 61 41.2 0.34 ± 0.05 -
  77.4 66 - 0.33 ± 0.04
Absolute exceptions to starting ART 51.6 36.2 0.24 ± 0.05 -
  79.3 72.6 - 0.25 ± 0.06
Patient is ready to begin ART 50.4 32.5 0.26 ± 0.04 -
  76.1 64 - 0.34 ± 0.06