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Table 2 Reproductive and clinical characteristics of clients attending Gondar university hospital, n = 894

From: Contraceptive use among HIV-positive and negative women: implication to end unintended pregnancy

Variables HIV Positive (N = 314) HIV Negative (N = 580) Chi-square test (× 2), p- value
Number of previous pregnancies    0.71, 4.93
 None 19(6.1%) 41(7%)  
 Once times 86(27.3%) 159(27.4%)  
 Twice times 114(36.3%) 204(35.2%)  
 Three or more times 95(30.2%) 176(30.3%)  
Pregnancy intention    0.04, ×2, 3.18
 Intended pregnancy 199(63.4%) 300(33.6%)  
 Unintended pregnancy 115 (36.6%) 280 (31.3%)  
 Mean ± SD 2.4 ± 1.1 2.6 ± 1.3 0.4, ×2,6.75
Number of living children    0.60, ×2,1.49
 None 26(8.3%) 44(7.6%)  
 One child 92(29.3%) 172(29.6%)  
 Two children 112(35.6%) 201(34.6%)  
 Three or more children 84(26.7%) 163(28.1%)  
 Mean ± SD 2.2 ± 1.2 2.1 ± 1.3 0.07, ×2,1.85
Desired number of children    
 None 13(4.1%) 16(2.75)  
 One child 65(20.7%) 93(16%)  
 Two children 158(50.3%) 313(53.9%)  
 Three or more children 78(24.8%) 158(27.2%)  
 Mean ± SD 2 ± 1.1 2.4 ± 1.4 0.06, ×2,0.98
Number of sex partners in last 12 months    0.10, ×2,1.63
 One 198(63.1%) 389(67.1%)  
 Two 109(34.7%) 174(30%)  
 Three or more 7(2.2) 17(2.9%)  
 Mean ± SD 1.8 ± 1.3 1.6 ± 0.9 0.52, ×2,0.59
Menstrual irregularity    0.51, ×2,5.2
 Yes 47(14.9%) 88(15.2%)  
 No 267(85.1%) 492(84.8%)  
Chronic illness other than HIV/AIDS    0.93, ×2,2.6
Yes 19(6.1%) 19(3.3%)  
No 295(93.9%) 561(96.7%)  
Knowledge of partner’s HIV status    0.31, ×2,0.74
 Yes 255(81.2%) 521(89.8%)  
 No 59(18.8%) 59(10.2%)  
Desired number of childrenfulfilled    0.75, ×2, 1.8
 Yes 205(65.3%) 434(74.8%)  
 No 109(34.7%) 146(25.2%)  
Partner desires same number children    0.06, ×2, 1.3
 Yes 202(64.3%) 437(75.3%)  
 No 98(3.2%) 37(6.4%)  
 Has no partner 14(4.5) 106(18.3%)  
Feeling if unexpectedly pregnant today    P < 0.05, X2,1.7
I would feel sad 223(71.1%) 192(33.1%)  
I would feel happy 64(20.4%) 294(50.7%)  
Indifferent 27(8.5%) 94(16.2%)  
History of STI within one year    0.01, X2 =2.9
 Yes 146(46.5%) 52(8.9%)  
 No 168(53.5%) 528(91.1%)  
Partner with previous STI    0.04, X2 =1.3
 Yes 101(32.2%) 49(8.4%)  
 No 213(67.8%) 531(91.6%)