Table 2

Distribution of medical related characteristics of study participants by sex
Variable Category Male Female
n(%) n(%) p-value
Disclosed HIV status Partner 29(19.9) 53(20.1) 0.303
Family member 84(57.5) 142(53.8)
Friends 19(13.0) 27(10.2)
None 14(9.6) 42(15.9)
Partner tested† Yes 71(80.7) 94(59.1) 0.002
No 13(14.8) 53(33.3)
Don’t know 4(4.5) 12(7.6)
Know partner HIV status† Yes 49(69.0) 63(67.0) 0.221
No 22(31.0) 31(33.0)
Perceived health status Good 75(51.4) 147(55.7) 0.401
Poor 71(48.6) 117(44.3)
HIV knowledge Knowledgeable 108(74.0) 188(71.2) 0.550
Not knowledgeable 38(26.0) 76(28.8)
On ART Yes 98(67.1) 162(61.4) 0.246
No 48(32.9) 102(38.6)
CD4 count <200 55(37.7) 90(34.1) 0.468
≥200 91(62.3) 174(65.9)
Mean CD4 count Mean(SD) 275(186) 320(222) 0.978
Having sex with partner† Yes 90(61.6) 158(59.8) 0.722
No 56(38.4) 106(40.2)
Desire for more children Yes 58(39.7) 94(35.6) 0.408
No 88(60.3) 170(64.4)
No. desired children(Intention) Mean(SD) 2.4(1.5) 2.5(1.6) 0.672
Condom use during last sex† Yes 20(22.5) 52(32.7) 0.089
No 69(77.5) 107(67.3)
Currently pregnant Yes 34(12.9)
No 230(87.1)

‡: for those who reported to have been married/cohabiting, †; for only those reporting to have a sexual partner, ART Antiretroviral Therapy, SD Standard deviation.

Mmbaga et al.

Mmbaga et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:86   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-86

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