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Table 6 Relationship between practice of breastfeeding and perceptions 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

Perception of HIV status Breastfed last child
Private n (%) χ2(p value) Public n (%) χ2(p value)
Self-perception of HIV status
 Feels inferior to HIV negative peers 100 (76.3) 2.57 (0.11) 115 (55.6) 1.76 (0.19)
 Feels equal to peers who are HIV negative 121 (84.0) 92 (79.3)
Family members’ perception of status
 Family member treats self differently because of HIV status 164 (78.5) 1.98 (0.16) 174 (84.1) 2.01(0.40)
 Family member associates with self regardless of HIV positive status 57 (86.4) 60 (90.9)
Community perception of HIV status
 Community excludes/isolates HIV positive people 188 (79.7) 0.52 (0.47) 179 (73.9) 5.2 (0.70)
 Community accepts HIV positive people 33 (84.6) 18 (85.7)