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Table 2 Factors significantly associated with fertility desires among WLHIV in Kenya

From: Fertility intentions and contraceptive practices among clinic-users living with HIV in Kenya: a mixed methods study

  Fertility desire
Factor Did not want another child, N = 167 (%) Wanted another child, N = 67 (%) χ 2 p-value AOR [95% CI]
Group
 Central Province 143 (70) 61 (30) 0.263  
 Eastern Province 24 (80) 6 (20)   
Education
 Up to primary 145 (75) 49 (25) 0.012 1.00
 Above primary 22 (55) 18 (45)   0.84 [0.27, 2.62]
Breadwinner status
 Herself 64 (81) 15 (19) 0.007 1.00
 Partner 96 (61) 43 (39)   2.69 [0.92, 7.89]
 Other 7 (44) 9 (56)   19.21 [2.81, 131.33]*
Breadwinner occupation
 Unemployed & Regular 161 (75) 53 (25) <0.001 1.00
 Professional 6 (30) 14 (70)   2.59 [0.54, 12.46]
Has health insurance
 No 148 (75) 49 (25) 0.003 1.00
 Yes 19 (51) 18 (49)   2.03 [0.73, 5.69]
Can raise KSh1000 for emergency
 Easy to 24 (56) 19 (44) 0.013 1.00
 Difficult to 143 (75) 48 (25)   0.68 [0.24, 1.90]
Number of living children
 1 child 10 (29) 25 (71) <0.001 1.00
 2 children 55 (66) 28 (34)   0.30 [0.07, 1.25]
 3 children 51 (84) 10 (16)   0.37 [0.07, 1.98]
  > 3 children 47 (94) 3 (4)   0.17 [0.02, 1.78]
Partner desires same number children
 No 15 (56) 12 (44) 0.001 1.00
 Yes 88 (74) 31 (26)   0.41 [0.13, 1.31]
 Has no partner 43 (88) 6 (12)   0.15 [0.03, 0.75]**
 Don’t know 17 (50) 17 (50)   0.80 [0.21, 3.06]
Parity balance
 More children than number desired 33 (92) 3 (8) <0.001 1.00
 Desired number of children fulfilled 82 (91) 8 (9)   0.70 [0.14, 3.49]
 Less children than number desired 52 (48) 56 (52)   6.33 [1.17, 34.37]†
Number of previous pregnancies
 Once 10 (37) 17 (63) <0.001 1.00
 Two times 46 (61) 30 (39)   2.41 [0.44, 13.36]
 Three times 45 (82) 10 (18)   0.78 [0.12, 4.89]
 More than three times 66 (87) 10 (13)   1.20 [0.17, 8.58]
  1. *p = 0.002; **p = 0.021 † p = 0.032; some percentages may not add up to exactly 100% due to rounding; AOR = adjusted odds ratio