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Table 5 Attitude related 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 testing is needed only for those pregnant women who are/have been engaged in sexual contact other than their husband/partner ”
Agree 2 24 0.24(0.06-1.03) 0.06
Neither agree nor disagree 5 6 2.38(0.71-8.02) 0.16
Disagree 75 214 1.0  
“A pregnant woman shall not undergo HIV testing at the time of her ANC visit unless she has got her husband/partner agreement of the test”  
Agree 26 39 *2.75(1.5-4.96) *0.001
Neither agree nor disagree 9 13 *2.86(1.2-7.08) *0.02
Disagree 47 194 1.0  
“People who are living with or thought to live with HIV must be separated and lead their own life in the absence of social relations with their community to prevent the transmission of HIV.”  
Agree 13 48 0.76(0.39-1.5) 0.43
Neither agree nor disagree 2 10 0.56(0.12-2.64) 0.47
Disagree 67 189 1.0  
“ I feel that I am at increased risk of HIV infection”  
Disagree 26 109 0.58(0.22-1.54) 0.27
Neither agree nor disagree 42 120 0.85(0.33-2.19) 0.74
Agree 7 17 1.0  
“I consider HIV as a threat causing fear upon me”  
Agree 21 38 *2.13(1.1-4.18) *0.027
Neither agree nor disagree 29 97 1.16(0.65-2.07) 0.63
Disagree 29 112 1.0  
  1. * represents significant association.