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Table 1 Characteristics of survey participants

From: Adherence to antiretroviral therapy during pregnancy and the first year postpartum among HIV-positive women in Ukraine

  Antenatal survey (n = 185) Postnatal survey (n = 102)
Median age at participation (IQR) 27.5 years (25.0, 30.9) 29.5 years (25.9, 33.5)
Median time since delivery (IQR) 1 day (1, 2) 5.3 months (2.4, 7.8)
Marital status   
Married 100 (54%) 55 (54%)
Cohabiting 51 (28%) 23 (23%)
Single 34 (18%) 24 (24%)
Pregnancy unplanned 50 (28%) 26 (27%)
Living with   
Husband/partner 132 (72%) 80 (79%)
Extended family (including parents) 60 (33%) 23 (23%)
Living as only adult in household 12 (7%) 13 (13%)
Disclosure of HIV status   
To husband/partner 135 (74%) 80 (79%)
To family or friend(s) 108 (59%) 55 (54%)
To no one at all 16 (9%) 7 (7%)
Do you have someone you can rely on to help you care for your baby?   
Yes 164 (91%) 89 (88%)
No 17 (9%) 12 (12%)
Smoking, alcohol and drug use   
Current smoker 49 (27%) 28 (28%)
Current alcohol use 168 (9%) 8 (8%)
Ever used marijuana 25 (14%) 15 (15%)
Ever used illicit drugs other than marijuana 24 (13%) 17 (17%)
Severity of ART side effects   
Not bothered by side effects or only slightly 132 (75%) 76 (76%)
Somewhat or terribly bothered by side effects 44 (25%) 24 (24%)
Use of support services   
Currently using support group 10 (5%) 21 (21%)
Currently using peer counselling 10 (5%) 27 (26%)
Currently using social services 40 (22%) 28 (27%)
Currently using adherence programme 4 (2%) 39 (38%)
  1. Groups not mutually exclusive.