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Table 3 Bivariate analysis of factors associated with HIV testing 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 HIV testing in the last 12 months a
No (%) Yes (%) p-value OR 95%CI
Main exposure
GBD    0.023   
 No 37.91 62.09   1.00 -
 Yes 56.52 43.48   0.47 0.24–0.91
Covariates
Age    0.004   
 Up to 25 years 61.17 38.83   1.00 -
 26 years and over 47.23 52.77   1.76 1.19–2.60
Skin color    0.623   
 Non-black 56.61 43.39   1.00 -
 Black 53.57 46.43   1.13 0.69–1.85
Monthly income    0.385   
 US$252.87 or less 57.13 42.87   1.00 -
  > US$252.87 52.62 47.38   1.20 0.79–1.81
Years of schooling    0.015   
 Up to 9 years of study 61.11 38.89   1.00 -
 10 years and over 48.95 51.05   1.64 1.10–2.44
Support in case of illness    0.692   
 Never or sometimes 55.39 44.61   1.00 -
 Often or always 53.35 46.65   1.09 0.72–1.63
Support to accompany in the medical visits    0.876   
 Never or sometimes 53.43 46.57   1.00 -
 Often or always 54.22 45.78   0.97 0.65–1.44
Health satisfaction    0.348   
 Dissatisfied 50.49 49.51   1.00 -
 Satisfied 55.53 44.47   0.82 0.53–1.25
Need for medical treatment    0.001   
 No need or very little need 59.36 40.64   1.00 -
 Moderately or very much 41.83 58.17   2.03 1.32–3.13
Self-reported quality of life    0.383   
 Poor 47.83 52.17   1.00 -
 Good 55.13 44.87   0.75 0.38–1.45
Hormone use    0.898   
 No 54.41 45.59   1.00 -
 Yes 53.77 46.23   1.02 0.69–1.52
Illicit use of industrial liquid silicone    0.021   
 No 57.26 42.74   1.00 -
 Yes 44.31 55.69   1.68 1.08–2.63
Enrollment in PHC    0.204   
 No 58.23 41.77   1.00 -
 Yes 51.36 48.64   1.32 0.86–2.03
PHC as a usual source of care    0.468   
 No 52.82 47.18   1.00 -
 Yes 56.53 43.47   0.86 0.57–1.29
Participation in TGW civil society organizations    0.007   
 No 57.46 42.54   1.00 -
 Yes 42.88 57.12   1.80 1.17–2.77
  1. GBD gender-based discrimination, TGW transgender women, PHC primary health care
  2. a Weighted by RDS-II estimator