Table 4

Independent determinants of fertility desire among male and female living with HIV/AIDS in rural Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Variable Category AOR(95%CI)* P value AOR(95%CI)* p-value
Male Female
Age group 15-24 1 1
25-34 1.1(0.7;2.3) 0.765 0.9(0.5;2.2) 0.979
35-44 0.7(0.3;1.2) 0.317 0.3 (0.2;1.4) 0.071
≥45 0.5(0.2;1.1) 0.092 0.4(0.1;1.2) 0.061
Education No education 1 1
Primary 1.2(0.3;4.2) 0.697 1.0(0.3;3.0) 0.914
Secondary 0.9(0.2;4.2) 0.989 0.7(0.2;2.6) 0.685
Post-secondary 0.3(0.1;1.9) 0.252 0.3(0.1;1.5) 0.164
Marital status Never married 1 1
Married/Cohabiting 0.7(0.2;2.5) 0.709 0.6(0.2;1.3) 0.203
Separa/Divorced 0.5(0.2-0.9) 0.046 0.3(0.2;0.7) 0.005
Occupation Farmer 1 1
Employed 0.9(0.2;4.1) 0.956 0.7(0.1;3.2) 0.728
Business 1.6(0.5;4.9) 0.375 2.2(0.9;5.0) 0.053
Age at first marriage/cohabiting‡ <18 years 1 1
≥18 years 1.2(0.6;5.2) 0.434 0.2(0.1;1.6) 0.081
Live with partner† No 1
Yes 2.5(1.2;3.5) 0.007 1.9(1.0;4.7) 0.023
No of children 0 1 1
1 0.8(0.2;2.4) 0.763 0.6(0.2;1.3) 0.208
≥2 0.6(0.1;1.5) 0.344 0.4(0.2;0.8) 0.009
Having sex with partner† No 1 1
Yes 4.3(1.2;8.7) 0.004 5.9(1.7;20.3) 0.005
Children with current partner† No 1 1
Yes 0.5(0.1;0.8) 0.042 0.4(0.2;0.9) 0.034
Disclosed HIV status No 1 1
Yes 9.8(1.2;7.7) 0.030 4.2(1.5;6.9) 0.001
Perceived health status Poor 1 1
Good 2.1(1.0;4.4) 0.044 1.7(1.0;3.0) 0.037
On ART No 1 1
Yes 0.4(0.1;2.1) 0.295 0.9(0.3;2.3) 0.900
CD4 count <200 1 1
≥200 1.7(1.1;4.3) 0.007 2.0(1.1;3.7) 0.015

‡: for those who reported to have been married/cohabiting, †; for only those reporting to have a sexual partner; *AOR Adjusted Odds Ratio-adjusted for other variables in the table, CI Confidence Interval, ART, Antiretroviral Therapy.

Mmbaga et al.

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

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