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Table 3 Association of male partner’s reaction towards HIV test disclosure for PMTCT of HIV with each explanatory variable (Crude & adjusted OR), Gondar, North West Ethiopia, 2011

From: Women’s expectation of partner’s violence on HIV disclosure for prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV in North West Ethiopia

Explanatory Variable Partner’s reaction on HIV test disclosure for prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI) P-value
  Positive(1) Negative(0)    
Women having their own income      
Yes 58 49 3.84 (2.41, 6.13) 2.18 (1.21, 3.92) 0.009
No 69 224 1.00 1.00  
Residence      
Urban 227 58 5.99 (3.66, 9.41) 2.26 (1.21, 4.22) 0.011
Rural 46 69 1.00 1.00  
Education level      
No Education 93 101 1.00 1.00 <0.001
Primary education 27 11 4.16 (1.73, 10.01) 2.44 (0.92, 6.49) 0.073
Secondary & above 153 15 11.08 (6.08, 20.19) 6.05 (3.12, 11.72) <0.001
Type of health facility      
Hospital 75 24 1.00 1.00 0.063
Health center 198 103 1.63 (.97, 2.73) 1.00 1.89 (0.97, 3.69)  
Holding stigmatizing attitude towards people living with HIV      
Yes 93 90 1.00 1.00 0.006
No 180 37 4.71 (2.98, 7.44) 2.15 (1.24, 3.73)  
Attitude towards counselors      
Positive 192 51 3.53 (2.28, 5.48) 2.46 (1.42, 4.25) 0.001
Negative 81 76 1.00 1.00  
Accessibility of Health facility      
Yes 237 68 5.71 (3.48, 9.37) 2.35 (1.22, 4.50) 0.010
No 36 59 1.00 1.00  
  1. Adjusted for: frequency of antenatal care visits, comprehensive knowledge on HIV, accessibility of health facility, holding stigmatizing attitude towards people having HIV, Women having their own income, residence, education level, attitude towards counselors and type of health facility.
  2. For explanatory variables having more than two categories, the overall significance is given by their corresponding P-values.
  3. The assessment made whether the required assumptions for the application of multiple logistic regression was fulfilled showed that this parsimonious model adequately fits the data as P = 0.458 (by using Hosmer and Lemeshow test).