Determinants of HIV Knowledge and Condom Use Among Women in Madagascar: An Analysis Using Matched Household and Community Data

African Development Review, Vol. 21, No. 1, 2009

Posted: 30 May 2009

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Peter Glick

RAND Corporation

Josee Randriamamonjy

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

David E. Sahn

Cornell University

Date Written: March 11, 2009

Abstract

We estimate the determinants of HIV/AIDS knowledge and related behavior (use of condoms) among women in Madagascar, a country where prevalence remains low but conditions are ripe for a rapid increase in infections. In both rural and urban areas, more educated and wealthier women are more likely to know about means of preventing infection, less likely to have misconceptions about transmission, and more likely to use condoms. Community factors such as availability of health centers and access to roads also are associated with greater HIV knowledge. However, most of the large rural-urban difference in mean knowledge is due not to location per se but to differences in schooling and wealth; rather than simply being geographically targeted, AIDS education efforts must be designed to target and be understood by uneducated and poor subpopulations.

Suggested Citation

Glick, Peter and Randriamamonjy, Josee and Sahn, David E., Determinants of HIV Knowledge and Condom Use Among Women in Madagascar: An Analysis Using Matched Household and Community Data (March 11, 2009). African Development Review, Vol. 21, No. 1, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1411877

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