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Table 2 Influence of knowledge of HIV/AIDS transmission/prevention modes on acceptability of HIV testing in pregnant women, Gamboma, Republic of Congo

From: Factors influencing acceptability of voluntary HIV testing among pregnant women in Gamboma, Republic of Congo

  Number of individuals
N (%)
Accept to do HIV test
N (%)
Odds ratio (95 % CI) P value
Heard of HIV/AIDS 127 (93) 91 (72) 0.63 (0.12–3.34) 0.590
Where did you hear about HIV/AIDS?
 Media (radio, TV) 35 (26) 28 (80) 1.77 (0.70–4.49) 0.228
 News paper, books 3 (2) 2 (67) 0.77 (0.07–8.95) 0.847
 Religion/school 43 (32) 34 (79) 1.71 (0.73–4.03) 0.218
 Parents/friends 96 (71) 70 (73) 1.15 (0.51–2.60) 0.730
 Hospital 68 (50) 41 (60) 0.29 (0.13–0.66) 0.003*
Mode of HIV/AIDS transmission
 Unprotected sexual intercourse 111 (82) 83 (75) 1.95 (0.77–4.91) 0.155
 Contaminated objects 95 (70) 73 (75) 2.14 (0.97–3.41) 0.060
 Blood transfusion 31 (23) 28 (90) 4.45 (1.26–15.73) 0.021*
 MTCT 77 (57) 58 (75) 1.44 (0.67–3.07) 0.346
Prevention of HIV/AIDS
 PMTCT 58 (43) 47 (81) 2.37 (1.05–5.36) 0.038*
 Condom 96 (71) 72 (75) 1.59 (0.70–3.59) 0.267
 Fidelity 63 (46) 50 (79) 1.98 (0.90–4.33) 0.087
 Abstinence 16 (12) 13 (81) 1.92 (0.51–7.27) 0.335
 Avoid cutting objects 76 (56) 59 (78) 2.06 (0.94–4.51) 0.070
Knowledge of free HIV testing 90 (66) 77 (86) 6.99 (3.02–16.19) P<0.001*
Knowledge of the existence of a HIV testing center 70 (51) 58 (83) 3.06 (1.37–6.79) 0.006*
  1. * statistically different