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Table 1 Main characteristics of the PMTCT programs and sites included

From: Scaling up prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission programs in sub-Saharan African countries: a multilevel assessment of site-, program- and country-level determinants of performance

   Number
Programs (n=20)   
Median follow-up length in months (IQR*) 9 (5 – 16)
Institution responsible  
  Public Programs 9 (45%)
  Sites 113 (42%)
  Private/NGO** Programs 11 (55%)
  Sites 156 (58%)
Number of sites per program  
  Median (IQR) 3.5 (1–14)
  Mean (min-max) 13.5 (1–80)
African region   
  Eastern Africa Programs 4
  Sites 89
  Expected HIV prevalence 6.7
  Western Africa Programs 6
  Sites 62
  Expected HIV prevalence 4.4
  Central Africa Programs 6
  Sites 51
  Expected HIV prevalence 2.7
  Southern Africa Programs 4
  Sites 67
  Expected HIV prevalence 16.0
Sites (n=269)   
Mean monthly ANC*** activity, # of women (IQR) 116 (58 – 175)
Type of health facility  
  Primary care clinic   185 (69%)
  General or University Hospital 84 (31%)
  1. * IQR: Interquartile range.
  2. ** Non governmental organization.
  3. *** Antenatal Care.