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Table 1 Scio-demographic and clinical characteristics of HIV positive women at University of Gondar referral Hospital, North west Ethiopia, 2014 (n = 619)

From: Prevalence of dual contraceptive use and associated factors among HIV positive women at University of Gondar Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia

Variables Category Frequency Dual contraceptive use Percent
Residence Urban 575 76 13.2
Rural 44 6 13.6
Age in years 18–24 56 12 21.43
25–34 341 52 15.25
≥ 35 222 18 8.1
Religion Orthodox 546 77 14.1
Muslim 58 4 6.9
Othersa 15 1 6.6
Ethnicity Amhara 560 76 13.6
Kemant 25 2 8
Tigre 26 4 15.4
Othersb 8 0 0.0
Educational status Can’t read and write 139 25 18
Read and write only 22 2 9.1
Primary school 190 165 86.84
Secondary school 195 171 87.7
TVET/College/University 73 6 8.22
Occupation House wife 171 40 23.4
Merchant 153 20 13.1
Daily laborer 118 12 10.2
Government employee 177 10 5.65
Partner’s occupation Merchant 151 18 11.9
Daily laborer 150 26 17.3
Farmer 96 10 10.42
Government employee 196 27 13.8
Othersc 25 1 4.0
Duration of HIV follow up (months) < 6 33 4 12.1
6–24 109 11 10.1
> 24 477 67 14.05
Received post test counseling Yes 477 70 14.7
No 142 12 8.45
Counseled by HCP about dual contraceptive use Yes 236 65 27.54
No 383 17 4.44
HIV status disclosed to partner Yes 452 72 15.9
No 167 10 6.0
Partner involved in posttest counseling Yes 245 56 22.86
No 374 26 6.95
Partners HIV status Reactive 356 66 18.54
Non reactive 19 1 5.3
Unknown 244 15 6.15
WHO Clinical stage I 153 27 17.65
II 112 12 10.71
III 282 36 12.77
IV 72 7 9.72
Recent CD4 count (cells/mm3) < 200 84 5 5.95
201–350 207 31 15
> 350 328 46 14
  1. aCatholic, Wakefata, b Oromo, Gurage, c Jobless, private employee