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Table 1 Characteristics of Study Participants

From: Loss to follow-up and associated maternal factors among HIV-exposed infants at the Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda: a retrospective study

CharacteristicsTotal Cohort (n = 1073)LTFU (n = 515)Discharged (n = 558)
Age (median IQR)26 (23–30)26 (22–30)27 (24–30)
Religion: n (%)
 Catholic266 (24.8)133 (25.8)133 (23.8)
 Protestant465 (43.3)224 (43.5)241 (43.2)
 Muslim107 (9.9)47 (9.1)60 (10.7)
 Other40 (3.7)24 (4.6)16 (3.1)
 Missing195 (18.2)87 (16.9)108 (19.4)
Marital Status: n (%)
 Single81 (7.5)39 (7.5)42 (7.5)
 Married706 (65.8)348 (67.6)358 (64.2)
 Separated115 (10.7)52 (10.1)63 (11.3)
 Divorced53 (4.9)24 (4.7)29 (5.2)
 Widowed71 (6.6)32 (6.2)39 (6.9)
 Missing47 (4.4)21 (4.1)26 (4.7)
Education: n (%)
 None30 (2.8)16 (3.1)14 (2.5)
 Primary533 (49.7)269 (52.2)264 (47.3)
 Secondary224 (20.9)111 (21.5)113 (20.3)
 Tertiary62 (5.8)23 (4.5)39 (6.9)
 Missing224 (20.9)97 (18.9)127 (22.8)
Parity (Median IQR)2 (1–4)2 (1–4)2 (1–4)
Income: n (%)
 <  100,000622 (57.9)302 (58.6)320 (57.3)
 100,001-250,000101 (9.4)46 (8.9)55 (9.8)
 250,001-500,00018 (1.7)9 (1.7)9 (1.6)
 > 500,00010 (0.9)4 (0.8)6 (1.1)
 Missing322 (30.0)154 (29.9)168 (30.1)
Distance: n (%)
 Short529 (49.3)243 (47.2)286 (51.3)
 Long315 (29.4)165 (32.0)150 (26.9)
 Missing229 (21.3)108 (20.9)121 (21.7)
Occupation: n (%)
 Unemployed227 (21.2)120 (23.3)107 (19.2)
 Student18 (1.7)8 (1.5)10 (1.8)
 Civil Servant29 (2.7)13 (2.5)16 (2.9)
 Business209 (19.5)93 (18.1)116 (20.8)
 Armed forces2 (0.2)1 (0.2)1 (0.2)
 Farmer316 (29.4)160 (31.1)156 (27.9)
 Other152 (14.2)67 (13.0)85 (15.2)
 Missing120 (11.2)53 (10.3)67 (12.0)
Alcohol Consumption: n (%)
 No706 (65.8)338 (65.6)368 (65.9)
 Yes170 (15.8)84 (16.3)86 (15.4)
 Missing197 (18.4)93 (18.1)104 (18.6)
Disclosure: n (%)
 No70 (6.5)33 (6.4)37 (6.6)
 Yes772 (71.9)373 (72.4)399 (71.5)
 Missing231 (21.5)109 (21.2)122 (21.9)
Family planning use:
 No200 (18.6)112 (21.8)88 (15.8)
 Yes873 (81.4)403 (78.2)470 (84.2)