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dc.contributor.authorNapyo, Agnes Kasede
dc.contributor.authorTylleskär, Thorkild
dc.contributor.authorMukunya, David
dc.contributor.authorTumuhamye, Josephine
dc.contributor.authorNdeezi, Grace
dc.contributor.authorArach, Anna Agnes Ojok
dc.contributor.authorWaako, Paul
dc.contributor.authorTumwine, James K.
dc.description.abstractBackground Home delivery has been associated with mother-to-child transmission of HIV and remains high among HIV-infected women. Predictors for home delivery in the context of HIV have not been fully studied and understood in Northern Uganda. We therefore aimed to find out the incidence and risk factors for home delivery among women living with HIV in Lira, Northern Uganda. Methods This prospective cohort study was conducted between August 2018 and January 2020 in Lira district, Northern Uganda. A total of 505 HIV infected women receiving antenatal care at Lira regional referral hospital were enrolled consecutively and followed up at delivery. We used a structured questionnaire to obtain data on exposures which included: socio-demographic, reproductive-related and HIV-related characteristics. Data was analysed using Stata version 14.0 (StataCorp, College Station, Texas, U.S.A.). We estimated adjusted risk ratios using Poisson regression models to ascertain risk factors for the outcome of interest which was home delivery (which is delivering an infant outside a health facility setting under the supervision of a non-health worker). Results The incidence of home delivery among women living with HIV was 6.9% (95%CI: 4.9–9.5%). Single women were more likely to deliver at home (adjusted risk ratio = 4.27, 95%CI: 1.66–11). Women whose labour started in the night (night time onset of labour ARR = 0.39, 95%CI: 0.18–0.86) and those that were adherent to their ART (ARR = 0.33, 95%CI: 0.13–0.86) were less likely to deliver at home. Conclusion Home delivery remains high among women living with HIV especially those that do not have a partner. We recommend intensified counselling on birth planning and preparedness in the context of HIV and PMTCT especially for women who are: separated, divorced, widowed or never married and those that are not adherent to their ART.en_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleIncidence of home delivery among women living with HIV in Lira, Northern Uganda: a prospective cohort studyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright The Author(s) 2021en_US
dc.source.journalBMC Pregnancy and Childbirthen_US
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 223269en_US
dc.identifier.citationBMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2021, 21, 763.en_US

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