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Table 1 Characteristics of infants and their mothers

From: Retention of HIV exposed infants in care at Arua regional referral hospital, Uganda: a retrospective cohort study

Characteristics No. (n = 352) Percentage (% = 100)
Birth place
 Home 116 33.0
 Facility 236 67.0
Mode of delivery
 Caesarea section 60 17.0
 Spontaneous Vaginal delivery 292 83.0
Time of NVP initiation
 None 42 12.0
 From birth to 6-weeks 306 86.9
 After 6-weeks of birth 4 1.0
Maternal age at enrolment into EMTCT in years
 15–24 82 23.3
 25–46 270 76.7
Infant Feeding option in the first 6-months
 Replacement feeding 8 2.2
 Mixed feeding 56 16.0
 Exclusive Breast feeding 288 81.8
ANC use during recent pregnancy
 No 150 42.6
 Yes 202 57.4
Maternal ART use
 During ANC only 10 2.8
 During ANC and labour only 14 4.0
 Life-long ART 328 93.2
Baseline WHO Clinical staging
 I 264 75.0
 II 52 14.8
 III/IV 36 10.2
Baseline maternal CD4 count (cells/ml)
 Less than 350 91 25.9
 350–500 53 15.0
 More than 500 208 59.1