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Table 4 Factors influencing men's participation in antenatal care with their partners in Mbale district, Uganda (N = 387)

From: Determinants of male involvement in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV programme in Eastern Uganda: a cross-sectional survey

Factor (Variable) Not Attended ANC
n = 369
Attended ANC
n = 18
Unadjusted OR
(95% CI)
Adjusted OR
(95% CI)
Age (years)     
   19-29 142 4 1.0  
   30+ 227 14 2.2 (0.7-6.8)  
Residence     
   Rural 236 14 1.0  
   Urban 133 4 0.5 (0.2-1.6)  
Education (years)     
   0-7 222 9 1.0  
   8+ 147 9 1.5 (0.6-3.9)  
Religion     
   Other 188 5 1.0  
   Christian 181 13 2.7 (0.9-7.7)  
Occupation     
   Other 344 12 1.0 1.0
   Professional 25 6 6.9 (2.4-20)** 5.4 (1.7-17)**
Knows his HIV sero-status     
   No 335 12 1.0  
   Yes 34 6 4.9 (1.7-14)**  
Bothers to know what goes on in ANC     
   No 276 6 1.0 1.0
   Yes 93 12 5.2 (1.9-14)** 3.1 (1.2-9.2)*
Knows his wife's ANC appointments     
   No 172 1 1.0 1.0
   Yes 197 17 14.8 (2 - 110)** 8.6 (1.0-72)*
Discussed with wife ANC interventions     
   No 267 6 1.0  
   Yes 102 12 5.2 (2.0-14)**  
Willing to go for HIV test     
   No 122 1 1.0  
   Yes 247 17 8.4 (1.1-63)*  
Ever heard of PMTCT     
   No 249 8 1.0  
   Yes 120 10 2.6 (1.0-6.7)*  
Would go with wife for VCT     
   No 205 4 (2) 1.0 1.0
   Yes 164 14 (8) 4.4 (1.4-13) 3.6 (1.1-12)
  1. Notes: I. * is 0.01 ≤ P ≤ 0.05 and ** is P < 0.01. II. All variables in the above table were entered in the final multivariate logistic regression model. III. OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval; PMTCT, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV; HIV, Human immunodeficiency virus; ANC, antenatal care.