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Table 4 Clinical officer-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 95.1 43.1 0.91 ± 0.05 -
  95.8 82.8 - 0.76 ± 0.04
WHO stage 51.7 30.3 0.31 ± 0.04 -
  94.2 89.7 - 0.44 ± 0.06
Functional status 72.3 57.4 0.35 ± 0.05 -
  86.6 80.8 - 0.31 ± 0.05
TB status 81.7 56.6 0.58 ± 0.05 -
  88.5 74.5 - 0.55 ± 0.06
Opportunistic infections treated/stabilized 56.6 39.9 0.28 ± 0.04 -
  86.9 77.5 - 0.42 ± 0.06
Absolute exceptions to starting ART 57.3 35 0.31 ± 0.04 -
  71 58.2 - 0.31 ± 0.05
Patient is ready to begin ART 51.3 30.8 0.30 ± 0.04 -
  74.1 61.5 - 0.33 ± 0.05