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Table 3 Association between sexual history factors, behavioural characteristics and known HIV status

From: Relationship power and HIV sero-status: an analysis of their relationship among low-income urban Zimbabwean postpartum women

CHARACTERISTIC HIV STATUS X2 TEST UNADJUSTED OR (95% CI) P-VALUE
  NEGATIVE
n (%)
POSITIVE
n (%)
P-VALUE   
Age difference between woman and partner n = 1939    < 0.001   
 Less than 10 years older 1296(89.6) 204(13.6)   ref  
 10 years and more older 347(74.0) 92(21.0)   2.05 (1.48–2.85) < 0.001
Forced First sex including rape before age of 15 years n = 1945    < 0.001   
 No 1414 (85.9) 232 (14.1)   ref  
 Yes 232(77.6) 67(22.4)   1.76 (1.29–2.39) < 0.001
Transactional sex activities with main sexual partner n = 1954    < 0.001   
 Never 1427 (86.6) 217 (13.2)   ref  
 Ever 255 (73.3) 82 (26.7)   2.40 (1.79–3.20) < 0.001
Treated/ Diagnosed with an STI during recent pregnancy n = 1940    < 0.001   
 Never 1577 (86.8) 240 (13.2)   ref  
 Ever 65 (52.9) 58 (47.2)   5.86 (4.04–8.57) < 0.001
Condom use with current/ most recent partner n = 1938    < 0.001   
 Never 910 (88.5) 118 (11.5)   ref  
 Ever 731 (80.3) 179 (19.7)   1.89 (1.47–2.43) < 0.001
Alcohol use during pregnancy n = 1947    0.01   
 No 1548 (85.3) 267 (14.7)   ref  
 Yes 84 (75.8) 32 (24.2)   0.38 (0.20–0.72) < 0.001