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Table 1 Background characteristics of study participants

From: Factors associated with HIV positive sero-status among exposed infants attending care at health facilities: a cross sectional study in rural Uganda

Variables Frequency (N=647) %
Mother
Age in yearsa
 ≤15 years 3 0.6
 16 – 24 194 36.6
 25 -34 294 55.5
 35 – 44 37 7.0
 ≥45 2 0.4
Marital status
 Married 456 70.5
 Separated/Divorced 57 8.8
 Single 60 9.3
 Widowed 12 1.9
 Not documented 62 9.6
Facility level
 HC III 334 51.6
 HC IV 64 9.9
 Hospital 249 38.5
Entry care point
 IPD 19 2.9
 MCH 307 47.5
 Maternity 27 4.2
 OPD 167 25.8
 Not documented 62 9.6
 Others 65 10.1
Use of ART before pregnancy
 Yes 67 10.4
 No 580 89.6
WHO Stage at enrollmenta
 I 409 68.7
 II 121 20.3
 III 62 10.4
 IV 3 0.5
CD4 at enrolment
 Average CD4 (78 Observations ) 473 NA
 Pregnancy status at ART start
 Pregnant 381 58.9
 Lactating 122 18.9
 None 28 4.3
 Not documented 116 17.9
Infant characteristics
 Age at registration (in months)a
 <1 month 101 15.9
 1 – 6 months 460 72.6
 7 – 12 months 42 6.6
 13 – 18 months 22 3.5
 ≥19 months 9 1.4
Sexa
 Female 347 53.7
 Male 299 46.3
Place of delivery
 Health facility-Public & PNFP 468 72.3
 Outside health facility 73 11.3
 Private clinics 49 7.6
 Unknown 57 8.8
Mode of delivery
 Cesarean section 81 12.5
 Normal vaginal delivery 496 76.7
 Vacuum delivery 2 0.3
 Not documented 68 10.5
  1. aN-less than 647 because of missing values during data collection