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Table 3 Reduced multivariable models predicting lay health advisors’ retention in the program and high/moderate activity levels

From: Predictors of activity level and retention among African American lay health advisors (LHAs) from The National Witness Project: Implications for the implementation and sustainability of community-based LHA programs from a longitudinal study

Model A: model predicting retentiona
  Odds ratio 95 % confidence interval p value
A1. Without baseline LHA activity    
 Type of institution    
  Academic Reference 0.003
  Non-academic 0.16 (0.05, 0.55)
 Length in program 0.99 (0.98, 0.99) 0.03
 Role expectations (clarity and commitment) 5.73 (1.43, 22.9) 0.01
A2. Adjusting for baseline LHA activity    
 Type of institution    
  Academic Reference 0.0005
  Non-academic 0.022 (0.002, 0.19)  
 Baseline activity level    
  Active 62.7 (6.29, 579) 0.0003
  Inactive Reference  
Model B: model predicting high/moderate activity levelsb
  Odds ratio 95 % confidence interval p value
B1. Without baseline LHA activity    
 Type of Institution    
  Academic Reference 0.009
  Non-academic 0.21 (0.06, 0.67)
 Self efficacy (overall) 12.7 (1.31, 123) 0.03
 Religiosity 0.8 (0.64, 0.99) 0.05
B2. Adjusting for baseline LHA activity    
 Type of Institution    
  Academic Reference 0.0002
  Non-academic 0.05 (0.01, 0.24)  
 Religiosity 0.70 (0.52, 0.95) 0.02
 Baseline activity level    
  Active 59.2 (9.56, 367) <0.0001
  Inactive Reference  
  1. a Retention in program status was defined by whether an LHA conducted at least one educational sessions in the year. Retained LHAs conducted at least one educational session in the past year
  2. bProgram activity level was defined by the average number of educational sessions completed by LHAs in the year. LHAs considered to be moderately/highly active completed two or more educational sessions in the past year