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Table 2 Bivariate analysis of factors associated with medical visits in the last 12 months among TGW in Northeast Brazil, 2017

From: Association between gender-based discrimination and medical visits and HIV testing in a large sample of transgender women in northeast Brazil

Variables Medical visit in the last 12 months a
No (%) Yes (%) p-value OR 95%CI
Main exposure
GBD    0.005   
 No 16.95 83.05   1.00 -
 Yes 35.33 64.67   0.37 0.19–0.75
Covariates
Age    0.036   
 Up to 25 years 37.89 62.11   1.00 -
 26 years and over 28.42 71.58   1.54 1.03–2.30
Skin color    0.939   
 Non-black 33.55 66.45   1.00 -
 Black 33.10 66.90   1.02 0.60–1.73
Monthly income    0.014   
 US$252.87 or less 40.56 59.44   1.00 -
  > US$252.87 28.80 71.20   1.69 1.11–2.56
Years of schooling    0.039   
 Up to 9 years of study 37.94 62.06   1.00 -
 10 years and over 28.44 71.56   1.54 1.02–2.32
Support in case of illness    0.354   
 Never or sometimes 36.24 63.76   1.00 -
 Often or always 31.86 68.14   1.22 0.80–1.84
Support to accompany in the medical visits    0.682   
 Never or sometimes 34.22 65.78   1.00 -
 Often or always 32.31 67.69   1.09 0.72–1.64
Health satisfaction    0.044   
 Dissatisfied 26.29 73.71   1.00 -
 Satisfied 36.07 63.93   0.63 0.40–0.99
Need for medical treatment    0.004   
 No need or very little need 37.36 62.64   1.00 -
 Moderately or very much 23.08 76.92   1.99 1.24–3.18
Self-reported quality of life    0.191   
 Poor 24.24 75.76   1.00 -
 Good 34.14 75.76   0.62 0.30–1.28
Hormone use    0.648   
 No 34.12 65.88   1.00 -
 Yes 32.03 67.97   1.10 0.73–1.65
Illicit use of industrial liquid silicone    0.178   
 No 34.82 65.18   1.00 -
 Yes 27.99 72.01   1.37 0.86–2.19
Enrollment in PHC    0.002   
 No 43.23 56.77   1.00 -
 Yes 27.60 72.40   2.00 1.29–3.10
PHC as a usual source of care    0.173   
 No 34.99 65.01   1.00 -
 Yes 28.62 71.38   1.34 0.88–2.52
Participation in TGW civil society organizations    0.119   
 No 34.95 65.05   1.00 -
 Yes 26.98 73.02   1.45 0.91–2.33
  1. GBD gender-based discrimination, TGW transgender women, PHC primary health care
  2. a Weighted by RDS-II estimator