Table 4

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

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)


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.

Byamugisha et al. Reproductive Health 2010 7:12   doi:10.1186/1742-4755-7-12

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