Table 1

Frequency distribution and logistic regression of factors influencing HIV testing of 457 women, Mbale, Uganda

Variable

Tested n (%)

Did not test n (%)

Unadjusted OR (95% CI)

Adjusted OR (95% CI)


Residence

Rural

24(07)

309(93)

1.0

Urban

21(17)

103(83)

2.6(1.4 – 4.9)

2.7(1.3 – 5.8)


Age of mother

15 – 24 years

24(10)

214(90)

1.0

25 – 45 years

21(10)

198(90)

0.9(0.5 – 1.8)


Education of mother

0 – 7 years

24(07)

300(93)

1.0

8 years or more

21(16)

112(84)

2.3(1.3 – 4.4)


Occupation of mother

Agriculture

36(09)

364(91)

1.0

Other

9(16)

48(84)

1.9(0.9 – 4.2)


Radio ownership

No

6(06)

97(94)

1.0

Yes

35(11)

285(89)

2.0(0.8 – 4.9)


Religion of mother

Muslim

23(08)

254(92)

1.0

Christian

22(12)

158(88)

1.5(0.8 – 2.9)


Marital status

Married/cohabiting

39(09)

379(91)

1.0

Single/widowed

6(15)

33(85)

1.8(0.7 – 4.5)


Parity

Multipara

25(07)

332(93)

1.0

Primipara

20(20)

80(80)

3.3(1.8 – 6.3)

2.6(1.2 – 5.8)


Delivery in a health facility?

No

14(06)

227(94)

1.0

Yes

31(14)

185(86)

2.7(1.4 – 5.3)


Who is your primary confidant?

Another woman

27(09)

272(91)

1.0

Husband

10(17)

50(83)

2.0(0.9 – 4.4)

2.3(1.0 – 5.5)


Age of husband

18 – 24 years

4(06)

65(94)

1.0

25 years or more

31(12)

229(88)

2.2(0.7 – 6.5)


Education of husband

0 – 7 years

14(07)

198(93)

1.0

8 years or more

21(13)

139(87)

2.1(1.1 – 4.3)


Do you fear to test for HIV?

No

40(11)

335(89)

1.0

Yes

5(06)

76(94)

0.6(0.2 – 1.4)


HIV counselling

No

17(05)

325(95)

1.0

Yes

28(24)

87(76)

6.5(3.4–12.5)

6.2(2.9–13.2)


Karamagi et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2006 6:6   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-6-6

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