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Table 2 Factors associated with 6 weeks PNC attendance among women enrolled in the study (N = 511a)

From: Use of peers, community lay persons and Village Health Team (VHT) members improves six-week postnatal clinic (PNC) follow-up and Early Infant HIV Diagnosis (EID) in urban and rural health units in Uganda: A one-year implementation study

  Attended PNC Unadjusted Adjusted
  n (%) OR (95%CI) P value OR (95%CI) P value
a) Demographics and baseline factors    
Age (yrs), mean(SD) 27 (5.1) 1.03 (0.98-1.07) 0.211 1.02 (0.98-1.07) 0.277
Marital status      
 Married/cohabiting 410 (78.3) 1    
 Single/separated/widowed 101 (79.2) 1.05 (0.61-1.80) 0.841   
Education      
 None/Primary 250 (75.6) 1   1  
 Secondary/Post-secondary 261 (81.2) 1.40 (0.91-2.13) 0.123 1.39 (0.89-2.16) 0.146
Occupation      
 Employed 236 (82.2) 1   1  
 Un-employed 275(75.3) 0.66 (0.43-1.01) 0.058 0.72 (0.46-1.14) 0.160
Occupation of husband (for married/cohabiting women, n = 410)      
 Employed 385 (79.7) 1    
 Un-employed 25 (56.0) 0.32 (0.14-0.74) 0.008   
Parity      
 One,two 195 (77.4) 1    
 ≥ three 316 (79.1) 1.10 (0.72-1.70) 0.654   
Disclosed HIV sero-status      
 Yes 342 (79.8) 1    
 no 169 (75.7) 0.79 (0.51-1.22) 0.291   
Attending any health clinic/organization giving HIV related services as at enrollment      
 Yes 401 (79.6) 1    
 No 110 (74.6) 0.75 (0.46-1.23) 0.259   
d) Setting      
 Rural (Mpigi) 35 (62.9) 1   1  
 Urban (Rubaga, Mengo & Mulago) 476 (79.6) 2.31 (1.12-4.74) 0.023 2.13 (1.03-4.43) 0.041
  1. aFor 6-weeks PNC visit we considered women who registered live birth, minus infant or maternal death prior to 6 weeks (N = 511)
  2. Only women who attended PNC in the 6 weeks window (5-8weeks) were considered to have attended 6 week PNC visit (401)
  3. In the multivariate analyses we adjusted for age and other variables with P < 0.2 in bivariate analyses