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Table 3 Bivariate associations with fertility desire among female sex workers living with HIV

From: Factors related to fertility desire among female sex workers living with HIV in the Dominican Republic

Sociodemographics Total study sample (n = 247) Participants not reporting permanent contraception (n = 125)
OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Age 0.88*** (0.84,0.92) 0.90*** (0.86,0.95)
Civil status (partner) 1.00 1.00
 Single/wid/div 1.00 (0.49,2.05) 0.79 (0.57,1.08)
Education 1.12 (0.63,1.97) 0.92 (0.44,1.91)
Number of children 0.50*** (0.39,0.64) 0.51*** (0.36,0.72)
HIV and sex work
 Years HIV positive (n = 245) 0.89* (0.83 0.96) 0.91 (0.82,1.01)
 Age first engaged in sex work 0.96 (0.93,1.01) 0.91 (0.82,1.01)
 Partner conflict 1.61 (0.92,2.85) 1.76 (0.83,3.75)
 Current ART 0.46* (0.25,0.82) 0.51 (0.23,1.09)
 Viral load (ref = undetectable) 2.16* (1.21,3.87) 2.30* (1.07,4.92)
Sexual and reproductive health
 Perception of pregnancy and HIV (ref = negative) 6.14*** (3.19,11.79) 5.21*** (2.24,12.13)
 Mother-to-child transmission knowledge 0.68 (0.36,1.27) 0.55 (0.23,1.29)
 Pregnancy loss (ever) 0.40* (0.23,0.71) 0.44* (0.20,0.93)
 Child loss (ever) 0.67 (0.40,1.10) 0.71 (0.27,1.87)
 Perceived provider support for pregnancy and HIV (ref = little/no support) 1.21 (0.37,3.91) 1.25 (0.30,5.19)
 Perceived partner would be upset about pregnancy (ref = supportive) 0.10* (0.02,0.45) 0.13* (0.03,0.63)
  Don’t know 0.18* (0.06,0.54) 0.33 (0.08,1.33)
Stigma scales
 HIV-internalized 1.60* (1.26,5.70) 1.67 (0.86,3.24)
 Sex work-internalized 1.30 (0.84,2.02) 1.47 (0.81,2.66)
  1. * p-value< 0.05; ***p-value≤0.0001