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Table 1 Definition of variables in the analysis

From: Family planning use and fertility desires among women living with HIV in Kenya

Variable Operational definition
Dependent variables  
 Used family planning method in last 12 months Yes = 1 and No = 0
 Desires more children Yes = 1, No = 0 and Undecided = 2
Key independent variables  
 HIV status Positive = 1 and Negative = 0
 Number of children desired Average number desired
 Facility type Health center = 1 and Hospital = 0
 Dual protection in the last 12 months (condom use with another FP method) Yes = 1 and No = 0
 Timing of next birth 1 to 2 years = 1 and 3 years or more = 2
 Intention regarding last birth Wanted to be pregnant = 1, Mistimed = 2, and Unwanted = 3
Other independent variables  
 Age of respondents 0 = 15-24 years, 1 = 25-34 years, 2 = 35+ years
 Marital status 0 = Married, 1 = Single, and 2 = Divorced/separated/widowed
 Education 0 = Primary and below, 1 = Secondary/higher
 Household SESa 0 = Non-poor and 1 = Poor
  1. aHousehold SES was computed using the principal component analysis technique and the items used for computation included ownership of different household items such as television, radio, bicycle and use of different types of sources of fuel for cooking