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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the women from abstracted cohort data

From: Retention of HIV infected pregnant and breastfeeding women on option B+ in Gomba District, Uganda: a retrospective cohort study

Characteristic N = 518 (%)
Age
 16–24 220 (42.3)
 25–48 298 (57.7)
Education Level
 None 90 (17.3)
 Primary 287 (55.6)
 Post-primary 141 (27.1)
Marital Status
 Single 94 (18.1)
 Married/Cohabiting 404 (78.1)
 Separated/Divorced 20 (3.8)
Number of children
 0–3 297 (57.5)
 4–5 163 (31.4)
 5+ 58 (11.0)
Health Facility Level
 Health Center II/III 351 (67.9)
 Health Center IV 167 (32.1)
Pregnancy Status at Enrollment
 Pregnancy 429 (82.8)
 Breastfeeding 89 (17.2)
Disclosure Status
 No 273 (52.6)
 Yes 245 (47.4)
Period of starting ART
 Before pregnancy 95 (18.3)
 During Pregnancy 348 (67.2)
 Labor 7 (1.4)
 Breastfeeding 68 (13.1)
Place of Delivery
 Home/TBA 119 (23.0)
 Health Center level II/III 202 (39.0)
 Health Center level IV/Hospital 157 (30.3)
 Private Clinic 40 (7.7)
DNA-PCR at 6 weeks
 Yes 377 (72.9)
 No 141 (27.1)
Final Status of Child†
 Negative 498 (95.8)
 Positive 20 (4.2)
  1. The final status of the child at 18 months is done using a rapid antibody test
  2. The Health center II/III are facilities that conduct deliveries but do not provide EMOC services
  3. Traditional birth attendants provide delivery services in the community, their services