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Table 1 Demographic, clinical and behavioural characteristics of respondents

From: Beyond health care providers’ recommendations: understanding influences on infant feeding choices of women with HIV in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

Variables Frequency (n = 1709) Percentage
Age
 20 and below 121 7.1
 21–25 370 21.7
 26–30 462 27.0
 31–35 434 25.4
 36–40 259 15.2
 Above 40 63 3.7
Marital status
 Married 312 18.9
 Single 1131 68.4
 Co-habiting 186 11.3
 Divorce/Separated 24 1.5
Type of residence
 Rural 562 33.6
 Semi-urban 782 46.8
 Urban 327 19.6
Educational level
 No formal education 5 0.3
 Grade 1–6 86 5.1
 Grade 7–12 1479 88.0
 Tertiary 110 6.5
Employment status
 Unemployed 1272 75.2
 Employed 420 24.8
Smoking status
 Smoking during pregnancy 92 5.4
 Quit smoking during pregnancy 80 4.7
 Never smoked 1529 89.9
Alcohol use
 Drank during pregnancy 230 13.5
 Stopped during pregnancy 431 25.3
 Never drank 1043 61.2
Reported HIV status at booking
 Positive 1356 80.9
 Negative 87 5.2
 Unknown 233 13.9
PP CD4
 Normal 559 32.7
 Mild immunosuppression 359 21.0
 Advanced immunosuppression 380 22.2
 Severe immunosuppression 411 24.0
Disclosure to family
 No 337 20.0
 Yes 1350 80.0
Disclosure to partner
 No 431 25.6
 Yes 1253 74.4
Self-reporting
 No 373 22.7
 Yes 1270 77.3
Pick up HAART
 No 290 18.1
 Yes 1313 81.9
Defaulted ARV
 No 1407 87.8
 Yes 196 12.2