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Table 6 Socio-demographic characteristics of the qualitative study sample (N = 48)

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

  Study cohort
Factor Central Province
N = 25 (%)
Eastern Province
N = 23 (%)
Age
 16–25 1 (4) 3 (13)
 26–35 15 (60) 19 (83)
 36–45 9 (36) 1 (4)
Marital status
 Single 15 (60) 2 (9)
 Married 10 (40) 21 (91)
Education
 Up to primary 23 (92) 19 (83)
 Above primary 2 (8) 4 (17)
Employment
 Unemployed 6 (24) 16 (70)
 Regular 18 (72) 6 (26)
 Professional 1 (4) 1 (4)
Currently on ART
 No 5 (20) 8 (35)
 Yes 20 (80) 15 (65)
Knowledge of partner’s HIV status
 No 8 (32) 6 (29)
 Yes 17 (68) 15 (71)
Number of previous pregnancies
 Once 2 (8) 1 (4)
 Two times 8 (32) 5 (22)
 Three times 5 (20) 5 (22)
 More than three times 10 (40) 12 (52)
Number of living children
  < 2 children 3 (12) 1 (4)
 2 children 10 (40) 6 (26)
  > 2 children 12 (48) 16 (70)
My desire for children affected when I tested HIV+
 No 7 (41) 7 (41)
 Yes 10 (59) 10 (59)
Desire for children after testing HIV+
 Never have a child again 7 (70) 8 (80)
 Have a child after careful planning 2 (20) 2 (20)
 Quickly have another child 1 (10) 0 (0)
Disclosure of HIV statusa
 Disclosed to partner 20 17
 Disclosed only to other family member 0 4
 Have not disclosed 3 2
  1. NB: these data are taken from the linked-survey (quantitative data) for the qualitative sub-sample. There were missing data for some questions
  2. aThese data are from the qualitative interviews. Two participants in Central Province did not mentioned whether they disclosed or not