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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of respondents

From: Perception and practice of breastfeeding among HIV positive mothers receiving care for prevention of mother to child transmission in South-East, Nigeria

Variables Total n (%)
n = 550
Private n (%)
n = 275
Public n (%)
n = 275
χ2(p value)
Age category (years)
 ≤ 24 20 (3.6) 12 (4.4) 8(2.8) 14.39 (0.33)
 25–29 177 (32.2) 88 (32.0) 89(32.4)
 30–34 268 (48.7) 144 (52.4) 124 (45.1)
 ≥ 35 85 (15.5) 31 (11.3) 54 (19.3)
Any formal education 525 (95.4) 260 (94.5) 265 (96.4) 0.60 (0.44)
Highest level of education
 Primary 91 (16.5) 41 (14.9) 50 (18.2) 15.14 (0.06)
 Secondary 265 (48.2) 121 (44.0) 144 (52.4)
 Tertiary 169 (30.7) 98 (35.6) 71 (25.8)
Employment status
 Unemployed 176 (32.0) 109 (39.6) 67 (24.4) 3.44 (0.49)
 Paid employment 101 (18.4) 55 (20.0) 46 (16.7)
 Self-employed 273 (49.6) 111 (40.4) 162 (58.9)
Marital status
 Unmarried 74 (13.5) 40 (14.5) 34 (12.4) 0.11 (1.0)
 Currently married 476 (86.5) 235 (85.5) 241 (87.6)
Parity
 1–3 367 (66.7) 203 (73.8) 164 (59.6) 0.01 (0.91)
 4–6 183 (33.3) 72 (26.2) 111 (40.4)
Household income provider
 Partner only 344 (62.5) 170 (61.8) 174 (63.3) 5.01 (0.87)
 Self only 117 (21.3) 56 (20.4) 61 (22.2)
 Partner and self only 82 (14.9) 46 (16.7) 36 (13.1)
 Other Relatives 7 (1.3) 3 (1.1) 4 (1.4)