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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of women included in analyses of infant feeding practices (N = 281)

From: HIV serostatus and disclosure: implications for infant feeding practice in rural south Nyanza, Kenya

Age group N (%)
<=20 96 (34.16)
21-30 155(55.16)
> = 31 30 (10.68)
Education  
Only primary school (elementary) or less 237 (84.34)
Secondary school (high school) or more 44 (15.66)
Reading literacy  
Literate 237 (84.34)
Illiterate 44 (15.66)
Occupation  
Housework 65(23.13)
Selling things/fish monger 62 (22.06)
Farming/agricultural work/manual labor 110 (39.15)
Other 44(15.66)
Marital status  
Not currently married 36 (12.81)
Currently married 245 (87.19)
HIV status at 1 st ANC VISIT  
HIV positive 104 (37.01)
HIV negative 123 (43.77)
Unknown HIV status 54 (19.22)
Currently living with male partner  
Yes 247 (87.90)
No 34 (12.10)
Male partner has other wives n (%) (n = 247)  
Yes 63 (25.51)
No 184 (74.49)
Male partner’s occupation n = 246 (%)  
Selling things 31 (12.60)
Farming/agricultural work 81 (32.93)
Fishing 38 (15.45)
Manual labor 36 (14.63)
Other type of job 60 (24.39)