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Table 4 Perception and Practice of any type of breastfeeding disaggregated by type of facility

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)
Knows HIV can be transmitted through breast milk 356 (64.7) 184 (66.9) 172 (62.7) 1.69 (0.19)
Perceives breastfeeding of HIV-exposed infant as beneficial 418 (76) 230 (83.6) 188 (68.4) 2.79 (0.09)
Breastfed last child 428 (77.8) 221 (80.4) 207(75.3) 3.95 (0.05)
Reasons for breastfeeding
 Cultural norm 213 (38.7) 106 (38.5) 107 (38.9) 0.10 (0.75)
 Personal choice 255 (46.4) 149 (54.2) 106 (38. 5) 0.37 (0.54)
 Fear of status being disclosed 97 (17.6) 30 (10.9) 67 (24.4) 0.02 (0.89)
 Husband insisted 48 (8.7) 29 (10.5) 19 (6.9) 0 00 (1.00)
 Other family member insisted 23 (4.2) 16 (5.8) 7 (2.5) 0.02 (0.88)
Length of time of breastfeeding
 < 6 months 200 (36.4) 79 (28.7) 121 (44. 4) 0.36 (0.55)
 ≥ 6 months 350 (63.6) 196 (71.3) 154 (56.6)