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Table 2 Characteristics of study population

From: Cost effectiveness of option B plus for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in resource-limited countries: evidence from Kumasi, Ghana

Parameter Count (% of total) or mean (±SD)*
Charts Reviewed 817
Suntreso Government Hospital 418 (51.2%)
Kumasi South Hospital 399 (48.8%)
Age of first pregnancy 22.78 years (±4.97 years)
Pregnant when diagnosed HIV-positive 223 (27.3%)
Baseline CD4 count 471 cells/mm3 (±299 cells/mm3)
CD4 < 350 cells/mm3 when pregnant and diagnosed 118 (52.9%)
Month of pregnancy when first accessing care (n = 92)  
1st trimester 11 (12.0%)
Month 1 1 (1.1%)
Month 2 4 (4.4%)
Month 3 6 (6.5%)
2nd trimester 37 (40.2%)
Month 4 11 (12.0%)
Month 5 14 (15.2%)
Month 6 12 (13.0%)
3rd trimester 44 (47.8%)
Month 7 19 (20.7%)
Month 8 19 (20.7%)
Month 9 6 (6.5%)
  1. *Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding.
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