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Table 2 Association of explanatory variables and HIV infection in young women aged from 15 to 24 years seeking abortion care at Bahir Dar city, 2013 (n = 360)

From: Prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis B virus infections in young women seeking abortion care in Ethiopia: a cross - sectional study

Variables HIV status P-value
Positive N (%) Negative N (%)
History of blood transfusion
 Yes 0 5 (100)  
 No 9 (2.5) 346 (97.5) 0.88
History of tooth extraction
 Yes 2 (4.7) 41 (95.3) 0.29
 No 7 (2.2) 310 (97.8)  
History of genital mutilation
 Yes 5 (3.1) 155 (96.9) 0.36
 No 4 (2) 196 (98)  
History of surgical operation
 Yes 1 (5) 19 (95) 0.41
 No 8 (2.4) 332 (97.6)  
History of needle stick injury
 Yes 2 (1.94 101 (98.1) 0.49
 No 7 (2.7) 250 (97.3)  
History of sharing of sharp objects
 Yes 1 (3.1) 31 (96.9) 0.57
 No 8 (2.4) 320 (97.6)  
Unprotected sex with older man
 Yes 2 (4) 48 (98) 0.76
 No 7 (2.3) 302 (97.7)  
Type of sexual partner
 Student 1 (1.4) 69 (98.6) 0.15
 Business man 3 (4.3) 66 (95.7)  
 Drivers 2 (4.2) 46 (95.8)  
 Soldier/police man 0 10 (100)  
 Teachers 0 17 (100)  
 All types 1 (20) 4 (80)  
 Other 2 (1.4) 139 (98.6)  
Alcohol drinking habit
 Yes 4 (9.5) 38 (90.5) 0.01
 No 5 (1.6) 312 (98.4)  
Ever had symptom of STI
 Yes 4 (20) 16 (80) 0.001
 No 5 (1.5) 335 (98.5)  
Mean age of first sexual intercourse 17.6 18.5 0.24
Mean number of sexual partners for the last 1 year 1.8 1.4 0.35
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