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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the mothers living with HIV with infants 0–12 months

From: Determinants of infant feeding practices among mothers living with HIV attending prevention of mother to child transmission Clinic at Kiambu Level 4 hospital, Kenya: a cross-sectional study

Demographic information Mothers with children < 6 months old (n = 77) Mothers with children 6–12 months old (n = 103) Total 0–12 months old (n = 180)
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Age group (years)
  < 25 23 (29.9) 31 (30.1) 54 (30.0)
 26–34 35 (45.5) 56 (54.4) 91 (50.6)
  > 35 19 (24.7) 16 (15.5) 35 (19.4)
Marital status
 Married 56 (72.7) 68 (66) 124 (68.9)
 Unmarried 21 (27.3) 35 (34) 56 (31.1)
Education level
 Tertiary 10 (13.0) 12 (11.7) 22 (12.2)
 Secondary school 31 (40.3) 47 (45.6) 78 (43.3)
 Primary school 31 (40.3) 39 (37.9) 70 (38.9)
 No formal education 5 (6.5) 5 (4.9) 10 (5.6)
Occupation
Employed 20 (26.0) 42 (40.8) 62 (34.4)
 Unemployed 37 (48.1) 40 (38.8) 77 (42.8)
 Casual labour 20 (26) 21 (20.4) 41 (22.8)
Household main provider
 Self 21 (27.3) 41 (39.8) 62 (34.4)
 Spouse 51 (66.2) 59 (57.3) 110 (61.1)
 Relatives 5 (6.5) 3 (2.9) 8 (4.4)
Median age (range)    30 (21–44)
Median parity (range)    2 (1–7)
Mean household size (SD)    4.2 ± 1.32