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Table 2 Univariable and multivariable logistic regression analysis of the factors associated with specific HSV-2 IgG seropositivity among 499 pregnant women attending ANC’s in Mwanza-rural Tanzania

From: Treponema pallidum infection predicts sexually transmitted viral infections (hepatitis B virus, herpes simplex virus-2, and human immunodeficiency virus) among pregnant women from rural areas of Mwanza region, Tanzania

Characteristics HSV IgG
Seropositivity (%)
Univariable P – value Multivariable P – value
Age 26 [IQR 21–31] 0.99[0.97–1.02] 0.678 1.00[0.97–1.03] 0.895
Parity 1.5 [IQR 0–3] 0.98 [1.089–1.076] 0.676   
Gestational age 24 [IQR 20–32] 0.99 [0.97–1.02] 0.562   
Number sexual of partners 2 [IQR 1–4] 1.03 [0.98–1.08] 0.315   
*Age at first sex 17[IQR:15–18] 0.917[0.84–0.99] 0.028 0.92[0.85–1.00] 0.056
*Occupation
 Employed (143) 46(32.17) ref    
 Peasant (277) 109(39.35) 1.37[0.89–2.09] 0.149 1.42[0.92–2.18] 0.113
 House wife (79) 33(41.77) 1.52[0.86–2.67] 0.153 1.44[0.80–2.59] 0.221
Education
 Secondary (91) 28 (30.77) ref    
 Primary (319) 130(40.75) 1.55[0.94–255] 0.086   
 Never attended (89) 30(33.71) 1.44[0.61–2.14] 0.673   
Marital status
 Married (464) 171(36.85) ref    
 Not married (35) 17(48.57) 1.62[0.81–3.22] 0.171   
*History of genital ulcer
 No (452) 175(38.72) ref    
 Yes (47) 13(27.66) 0.61[0.31–1.18] 0.140 0.53[0.26–1.06] 0.074
Genital ulcers
 Absent (471) 180(38.22) ref    
 Present (28) 8 (28.57) 0.65 [0.28–1.49] 0.309   
*History of STIs
 No (261) 90(34.48) ref    
 Yes (238) 98 (41.18) 1.33 [0.93–1.91] 0.124 1.45[0.88–2.12] 0.053
*HIV status
 Negative (474) 182(38.40) ref    
 Positive (25) 6 (24%) 0.51[0.19–1.29] 0.155 0.55[0.21–1.42] 0.218
Syphilis status
 Negative (479) 178(37.16) ref    
 Positive (20) 10(50%) 1.69[0.69–4.14) 0.250   
  1. *Age of first sex, occupation, history of genital ulcers, history of STIs and HIV status were subjected on multivariable analysis adjusted by age, ref = reference