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Table 2 Socio-economic factors influencing self disclosure of HIV- serostatus to partner/spouse (n = 250)

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

Factor Total Disclosed (n = 102) N (%) OR (95% CI) P-value
Occupation status:     
  Not employed 197 (78.8) 77 (39.1)   
  Employed 53 (21.2) 25 (47.2) 1.4 (0.8-2.6) 0.288
Income status (TZS)*:     
  ≤ 100,000/= 207 (82.8) 77 (37.2)   
  > 100,000/= 43 (17.2) 25 (58.1) 2.3 (1.2-4.6) 0.011
Accommodation:     
  Own house/rent house 133 (53.2) 60 (45.1)   
  Renting a room 117 (46.8) 42 (35.9) 0.7 (0.4-1.1) 0.088
Number of household members     
  ≤ 4 171 (68.4) 76 (44.4)   
  > 4 79 (31.6) 26 (32.9) 0.6 (0.4-1.1) 0.085
Number of children <18 years in the household     
  ≤ 2 138 (55.2) 35 (38.4)   
  > 2 53 (44.8) 19 (30.2) 0.7 (0.4-1.3) 0.258
Dependent on partner for food/rent/fees     
  No 207 (82.8) 74 (35.7)   
  Yes 43 (17.2) 28 (65.1) 3.4 (1.7-6.7) <0.001
  1. *Exchange rate: 1 USD = 1490 TZS in 2010.