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Factors Associated With Repeat Pregnancy Among Women in an Area of High HIV Prevalence in Zimbabwe.
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PMID:  21411336     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: This study examined predictors of repeat pregnancy among women from the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) program in Zimbabwe. METHODS: The study was conducted at urban antenatal clinics in Chitungwiza, a high HIV prevalence urban town on the outskirts of Harare, Zimbabwe. Using a cross-sectional design, 79 HIV-positive and 80 HIV-negative women who had participated in a PMTCT program in their index pregnancy were interviewed in Shona using a standardized questionnaire 24 months after delivery of their index pregnancy. Logistic regression was used to determine whether a relationship exists between repeat pregnancy and HIV status, socioeconomic status, age, Fertility Attitude Score, and previous pregnancy outcomes. RESULTS: In multivariate analysis, factors associated with an increased likelihood of repeat pregnancy were death of a child (odds ratio [OR], 3.9; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.25-12.52; p = .0019), miscarriage (OR, 3.4; 95% CI, 1.23-9.34; p = .019), and each additional child (OR, 4.6; 95% CI, 1.89-11.52; p = .001). Decreased likelihood of repeat pregnancy was associated with decreased rank order of living conditions (OR, -0.75; 95% CI, 0.55-0.95; p = .021), each additional year of age (OR, -0.86; 95% CI, 0.77-0.97; p = .012), and higher Fertility Attitude Score (OR, -0.76; 95% CI, 0.64-0.91; p = .002). CONCLUSION: HIV status alone was not significant as a predictor of repeat pregnancy. Women's childbearing intentions are not influenced by the risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (MTCT) in this population. Future research is needed to address the cultural attitudes and sexual practices of HIV-positive women in order to minimize the threat of MTCT.
Nancy Smee; Avinash K Shetty; Lynda Stranix-Chibanda; Mike Chirenje; Tsungai Chipato; Yvonne Maldonado; Carmen Portillo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-4321     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9101000     Medline TA:  Womens Health Issues     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Jacobs Institute of Women's Health. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
University of San Francisco School of Nursing, San Francisco, California.
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