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Table 1 Characteristics of the 588 HIV infected children afferent to in the 5 Beira’s Local Health Facilities and comparison between pre- and post-intervention groups

From: Pathways of care for HIV infected children in Beira, Mozambique: pre-post intervention study to assess impact of task shifting

Characteristics All
N 588
Post-intervention group (postTS)
n (%)
Pre-intervention group (preTS)
n (%)
p-value
Gender Female 302 (100.0) 163 (49.4%) 139 (53.9%) 0.281
Male 286 (100.0) 167 (50.6%) 119 (46.1%)
Mean Age (months) 588 (100.0) 16.8 ± 13.6 15.9 ±  14.6 0.4
Weight at birth <  2.5 Kg 62 (100.0) 28 (19.7%) 34 (24.8%) 0.306
>  2.5 Kg 217 (100.0) 114 (80.3%) 103 (75.2%)
Breastfeeding Yes 304 (100.0) 153 (77.3%) 151 (84.4%) 0.082
No 73 (100.0) 45 (22.7%) 28 (15.6%)
Duration of breastfeeding (months) 100 (100.0) 10.1 ±  4.6 12.4 ± 6.4 0.053
 Weight (Kg) 578 (100.0) 8.1 ± 3.1 7.8 ± 3  
 Height (cm) 538 (100.0) 69.6 ± 16.2 67.7 ± 16  
 Nutritional status (Weight/ Height)
 Normal 309 (100.0) 163 (55.6%) 146 (63.5%) 0.236
 Slight malnutrition 83 (100.0) 47 (16%) 36 (15.7%)
 Moderate malnutrition 56 (100.0) 35 (11.9%) 21 (9.1%)
 Severe malnutrition 75 (100.0) 48 (16.5%) 27 (11.7%)
PMCT implementation for mother at first prenatal visit
 None 106 (100.0) 64 (32.4%) 42 (23.9%) 0.007
 HIV Mono prophylaxis 72 (100.0) 36 (18.3%) 36 (20.5%)
 HIV Bi-prophylaxis 91 (100.0) 35 (17.8%) 56 (31.7%)
 HIV ART prophylaxis 104 (100.0) 62 (31.5%) 42 (23.9%)
 Age of mother 512 (100.0) 26 ±  5.7 26.7 ± 6.1 0.226
Mother alive at consultation Yes 465 (100.0) 263 (93.3%) 202 (92.7%) 0.7494
No 35 (100.0) 19 (6.7%) 16 (7.3%)
Age of father   344 (100.0) 32.6 ± 7.4 32.3 ± 9 0.275
Father alive at consultation Yes 387 (100.0) 222 (90.2%) 165 (91.2%) 0.748
No 40 (100.0) 24 (9.8%) 16 (8.8%)
HIV positive father Yes 101 (100.0) 61 (71.8%) 40 (65.6%) 0.722
No 45 (100.0) 24 (28.2%) 21 (34.4%)