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Table 3 Perception of HIV positive status

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)
Self-perception of HIV status
 Feelsa inferior to HIV negative peers 290 (52.7) 131 (47.6) 159(57.8) 0.31 (0.58)
 Feels equal to peers who are HIV negative 260 (47.3) 144 (52.4) 116 (42.2)
Family members’ perception of status
 Family member treats self differently because of HIV status 445 (80.9) 209 (76.0) 236 (85.8) 0.07 (0.79)
 Family member associates with self regardless of HIV positive status 105 (19.1) 66 (24.0) 39 (14.2)
Community perception of HIV status
 Community excludes/isolates HIV positive people 478 (86.9) 236 (85.8) 242(88.0) 0.39 (0.53)
 Community accepts HIV positive people 72 (13.1) 39 (14.2) 33(12.0)
  1. a Inferior in terms of self-worth or value