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Table 2 Fertility intention and clinical characteristics of HIV positive women aged 18–49 years in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (n = 1855)

From: Fertility intentions among HIV positive women aged 18–49 years in Addis Ababa Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Fertility intention and clinical characteristics Freq. (n =%) Fertility intention and clinical characteristics Freq. (n =%)
   Recent CD4 count (n = 1855)  
ART use (n = 1855)   <200 268 (14)
Yes 823 (44.3) 200 to <350 589 (32)
No 1032 (55.7) 350 or greater 998(54)
Fertility intention (n = 1855)   Nadir CD4 Count (Lowest) (n = 1855)  
Yes 815 (44) Less than 200 cell/mm2 785 (42)
No 1040 (56) 200 to less than 350 cell/mm2 810 (33)
Have sexual partner (n = 1855)   350 and above 460 (25)
Yes 1062 (57.3) WHO stage of disease (n = 1855)  
No 793 (42.7) Stage I/II 1096 (59)
Partner tested (n = 1062)   Stage III/IV 759 (41)
Yes 864 (81) Disclosed HIV Status to husband/partner (n = 1062)  
No 104 (10) Yes 906 (85)
Do not know 94 (9) No 140 (13)
HIV status of partner (n = 864)   No response 16 (2)
Positive 630 (73) Disclosed HIV status to someone else (n = 1855)  
Negative 217 (25) Yes 1655 (89.2)
Do not know the status 17 (2) No 200 (10.8)
Ever lost a child by HIV (n = 1297)   Number of living children (n = 1855)  
Yes 45 (3) 0 558 (30.1)
No 1228 (95) 1 605 (32.6)
Do not know the cause 24 (2) 2 408 (22.0)
   3+ 284 (15.3)