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Table 1 The association between socio-demographic characteristics and HIV-serostatus disclosure to partner/spouse (n = 250)

From: Predictors of HIV serostatus disclosure to partners among HIV-positive pregnant women in Morogoro, Tanzania

Characteristics Total n (%) Disclosed (n = 102) n (%) OR (95% CI) P-value
Age (years):     
  ≥ 25 years 158 (63.2) 56 (35.4)   
  < 25 years 92 (36.8) 46 (50.0) 1.8 (1.1-3.1) 0.024
Religion:     
  Christian 135 (54.0) 50 (37.0)   
  Moslem 115 (46.0) 52 (45.2) 1.4 (0.8-2.3) 0.190
Education level:     
  None/primary level 193 (77.2) 70 (36.3)   
  Secondary and above 57 (22.8) 32 (56.1) 2.2 (1.2-4.1) 0.007
Marital status:     
  Married/cohabiting 230 (92.0) 90 (39.1)   
  Single/divorced/widowed 20 (8.0) 12 (60.9) 2.3 (0.9-5.9) 0.007
Currently living with partner/spouse:     
  Yes 208 (83.2) 82 (39.4)   
  No 42 (16.8) 20 (47.6) 1.4 (0.7-2.7) 0.324
Duration of living together for married/cohabiting (n = 230):     
  > 2 163 (70.9) 57 (35.0)   
  ≤ 2 67 (29.1) 33 (49.3) 1.81 (1.0-3.2) 0.041
Partner’s age (years):     
  ≤ 35 years 129 (51.6) 51 (39.5)   
  > 35 years 121 (48.4) 51 (42.1) 1.1 (0.7-1.8) 0.674
Partner’s education level:     
  None/primary 145 (58.0) 49 (33.8)   
  Secondary and above 105 (42.0) 53 (50.5) 2.0 (1.2-3.3) 0.008
Partner’s occupation status:     
  Not employed 161 (64.4) 64 (39.8)   
  Employed 89 (35.6) 38 (42.7) 1.1 (0.7-1.9) 0.650
Age difference between partners (years)     
  ≤ 10 years 209 (83.6) 77 (36.8)   
  > 10 years 41 (16.4) 25 (61.0) 2.7 (1.3-5.3) 0.004