Table 2

Uptake of ANC, HTC and recommended feeding options

HIV-infected (n = 173)

HIV-uninfected (n = 214)

p-value


HTC at ANC and labor

Mean number of ANC visits (±SD)

3.7 (±1.3)

3.8 (±1.2)

0.54

Offered HTC at ANC

158/162* (97.5%)

207 (96.7%)

0.12

Uptake of HTC at ANC

154/162 (95.1%)

206 (96.3%)

0.22

Known HIV status before labor

146/162 (90.1%)

195 (91.1%)

0.23

Received HTC at or within 48 hrs after labor (If status not already known)

7/19 (36.8%)

5/16 (31.3%)

0.55

Utilization of feeding options

Avoidance of all breastfeeding from birth

3 (1.8%)

2 (0.9%)

6 months exclusive breastfeeding and NO breastfeeding after

34 (19.7%)

2 (0.9%)

0.002

Mixed feeding** started within the first 6 months

58 (33.5%)

73 (34.3%)

6 months exclusive breastfeeding and mixed feeding* from 6 months onwards.

75 (43.4%)

136 (63.8%)

Mean number months breastfed (±SD)

12.1 (± 6.4)

17.9 (± 3.4)

<0.001


*162 alive HIV-infected mothers

**Mixed feeding: breast, commercial infant formula and other

van Lettow et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:426   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-426

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