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Table 3 Relationship between sexual and reproductive characteristics and HIV serostatus disclosure to partners (n = 250)

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

Variable Total N (%) Disclosed (n = 102) N (%) OR (95% CI) p-value
Gravida     
  Multiparous 205 (82.0) 72 (35.1)   
  Nuliparous 45 (18.0) 30 (66.7) 3.7 (1.9-2.3) <0.001
Living children     
  ≥ 3 53 (21.2) 16 (30.1)   
  < 3 197 (78.8) 86 (43.7) 1.8 (0.9-3.4) 0.07
Time since knowing HIV status     
  ≤ 12 months 218 (87.2) 79 (36.2)   
  > 12 moths 32 (12.8) 23 (71.9) 4.5 (2.0-10.2) < 0.001
When diagnosed with HIV     
  During current pregnancy 208 (83.2) 68 (33.7)   
  Before current pregnancy 48 (16.8) 34 (70.8) 4.85 (2.4-9.5) < 0.001
Discussed with partner before testing     
  No 213 (85.2) 70 (32.9)   
  Yes 37 (14.8) 32 (86.5) 13.1(4.9-35.0) < 0.001
Ever received couple counseling     
  Yes 41 (16.4) 41 (100)   
  No 209 (83.6) 61 (29.3) 0.29 (0.24-0.36) < 0.001
Ever used condoms     
  No 104 (41.6) 31 (29.8)   
  Yes 146 (58.4) 71 (48.6) 2.2 (1.3-3.8) 0.003
Knowledge on MTCT and PMTCT:     
  Adequate 178 (71.2) 76 (42.7)   
  Inadequate 72 (28.8) 26 (36.1) 0.8 (0.4-1.3) 0.34