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Table 1 Characteristics of 418 mothers attending immunization, postnatal, and family planning clinics of Mulago Hospital, Kampala in 2015

From: Utilization of “prevention of mother-to-child transmission” of HIV services by adolescent and young mothers in Mulago Hospital, Uganda

Variable Distribution of participants
Number Percentage
Age categories (years)
 15–19 76 18.2
 20–24 342 81.8
Marital status
 Single 67 16.0
 Married 320 76.6
 Co-habiting 23 5.5
 Separated 8 1.9
Education
 Primary 107 25.6
 Secondary 259 62.0
 Tertiary 47 11.2
 Never 5 1.2
Employment status
 Employed 141 33.7
 Not employed 277 66.3
Religion
 Christian 335 80.1
 Moslem 83 19.9
Combined Monthly incomea
 < 50,000 20 4.8
 50,000-200,000 293 70.1
 200,001-500,000 100 23.9
 > 500,000 5 1.2
Travel means to the clinic
 Walk 114 27.3
 Public transport 297 71.0
 Private transport 7 1.7
Attend ANC for most recent pregnancy
 No 6 1.4
 Yes 412 98.6
Number of ANC attendances
 < 4 331 80.3
 ≥ 4 81 19.7
Parity
 One 294 70.3
 Two 101 24.2
 Three 20 4.8
 Four 3 0.7
Reported HIV statusb
 Positive 65 15.5
 Negative 353 84.5
  1. aCombined monthly income in Ugandan Shillings
  2. bReported HIV Status: As was reported by the mothers