Table 2

Determinants of VIA positivity among women in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Variable VIA positive N=932 VIA negative N=13175 OR (95% CI) Age-adjusted OR (95% CI)
Age
25-34 256(27.5) 4555(34.6) 1
35-44 319(34.2) 5049(38.3) 1.11(0.94-1.33)
45-59 357(38.3) 3570(27.1) 1.78(1.51-2.41)
Educational Level
No formal education 217(23.3) 1029(7.8) 4.87(4.04-6.03) 4.30(3.50-5.31)
Primary school 499(53.5) 7148(54.2) 1.64(1.45-1.91) 1.58(1.33-1.87)
Sec. school or above 213(22.8) 4989(37.9) 1 1
Missing 3(0.3) 9(0.1)
Marital Status
Married 710(76.2) 10823(82.1) 1 1
Single 22(2.4) 557(4.2) 0.64(0.42-0.93) 1.05(0.66-1.62)
Widowed/Separated 198(21.2) 1766(13.4) 1.71(1.44-2.02) 1.41(1.17-1.66)
Missing 2(0.2) 29 (0.2)
Age at Marriage
14-18 362(38.8) 3228(24.5) 2.32(1.62-3.34) 2.17(1.37-3.07)
19-23 351(37.7) 5271(40.0) 1.38(0.96-1.98) 1.31(0.83-1.92)
24-28 139(14.9) 3075(23.3) 0.94(0.64-1.38) 0.91(0.62-1.37)
≥ 29 37(4.0) 767(5.8) 1 1
Missing 43(4.6) 834(6.3)
Parity
0 15(1.6) 600(4.6) 1 1
1-2 224(24.0) 3754(28.5) 2.38(1.41-4.05) 2.38 (1.40-4.08)
3-4 248(26.6) 4086(31.0) 2.41(1.43-4.32) 2.43(1.43-4.17)
≥ 5 431(46.2) 4237(32.1) 4.02(2.42-6.85) 3.19(1.84-5.48)
Missing 14(1.5) 498(3.8)

Kahesa et al.

Kahesa et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:1055   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-1055

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