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Table 4 Knowledge factors associated with refusal of HIV testing during ANC, Gambella Region, 2008

From: Determinants for refusal of HIV testing among women attending for antenatal care in Gambella Region, Ethiopia

Variables Not-HIV tested HIV tested COR (95% CI) P-Value
HIV transmits from one person to another     
  I don’t know 3 9 1.04(0.27-3.92) 0.96
  No 4 3 4.14(0.91-18.9) 0.07
  Yes 76 236 1.0  
Knowledge status on ways of HIV transmission     
  Not Knowledgeable 15 44 1.03(0.54-1.96) 0.93
  Knowledgeable 68 205 1.0  
Knowledge status on means of HIV prevention     
  Not Knowledgeable 35 100 1.09(0.66-1.8) 0.75
  Knowledgeable 48 149 1.0  
When MTCT could occur     
  During pregnancy     
    No 46 109 1.6(0.97-2.63) 0.07
    Yes 37 140 1.0  
  During delivery     
    No 54 134 1.57(0.94-2.63) 0.09
    Yes 29 118 1.0  
  During breast feeding     
    No 47 89 *2.33(1.41-3.87) *0.001
    Yes 36 159 1.0  
Means of Knowing one’s HIV status     
  HIV test of the blood     
    No 7 14 1.55(0.6 - 3.97) 0.37
    Yes 76 235 1.0  
Benefits of HIV testing during pregnancy     
to know HIV status and seek medical attention     
    No 52 131 1.51(0.91-2.52) 0.11
    Yes 31 118 1.0  
To know HIV status and take preventive measures     
    No 43 114 1.27(0.77-2.09) 0.34
    Yes 40 135 1.0  
To prevent mother to child transmission of HIV     
    No 46 99 *1.88(1.14-3.11) *0.01
    Yes 37 150 1.0  
  1. * represents significant association.