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Table 4 Factors associated with timely infant testing of HIV in Public Hospitals of Mekelle city, Tigray, Ethiopia (N = 558)

From: HIV testing, test results and factors influencing among infants born to HIV positive mothers in public hospitals of Mekelle City, North Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

VariableCategoryCOR (95% CI)AOR (95% CI)
Place of residenceRural11
Urban1.32(0.85, 2.05)1.15(0.68, 1.95)
Had ANC follow upNo11
Yes2.65(1.22, 5.78)*2.77(1.17, 6.55)*
Mothers WHO clinical stageStage III / IV11
Stage I / II1.56(0.74, 3.30)1.49(0.66, 3.35)
Current CD4 count of mothers< 500 mm311
≥500 mm31.14(0.79, 1.63)1.36(0.91, 2.04)
Mothers adherence statusPoor11
Fair1.91(0.72, 5.04)1.15(0.38, 3.46)
Good1.52(0.57, 3.93)0.94(0.32, 2.81)
Provision of postpartum family planningNo11
Yes0.98(0.67, 1.38)1.09(0.74, 1.61)
Infants birth weightLow birth-weight11
Normal birth-weight1.27(0.79, 2.03)0.78(0.44, 1.39)
Mothers counselled on feeding optionsNo11
Yes1.81(1.08, 3.04)*2.01(1.11, 3.65)*
Infants ARV prophylaxis (NVP syrup) givenNo11
Yes1.12(1.54, 2.33)*2.08(0.89, 4.88)
  1. COR Crude odds ratio, AOR Adjusted odds ratio *Significant association CI Confidence interval