Table 5

Maternal and Child Mortality and HIV Transmission

HIV-infected N = 173

HIV-uninfected N = 214

p-value


Maternal Deaths

11 (6.4%)

0

Mean Child's Age at Maternal Death in months (±SD)

10.3 (±4.8)

0

.

Child Deaths

34 (19.1%)

11 (5.1%)

0.0001

Child Death Type

Illness

30 (17.3%)

9 (4.2%)

0.001

.

Accident

1 (0.6%)

0

.

Stillbirth < 36 weeks

1 (0.6%)

1 (0.5%)

0.38

Stillbirth at term

1 (0.6%)

1 (0.5%)

Dead within 48 hours

1 (0.6%)

0

Mean Age at child death in months (±SD)

9.2 (±6.2)

7.1 (±4.9)

HIV Testing at the time of study

Alive children born from HIV-infected mothers (n = 139)

Alive children born from HIV-uninfected mothers (n = 203)

Number of children tested at time of study

104 (74.8%)

148 (72.9%)

0.59

Total HIV Transmissions

Known prior to study

7

0

Tested in study (new diagnosis)

8

0

Total

15

0

(HIV-free) survival by 18-20 months (95% CI)

66.2% (58.4-74.0)

93.1% (89.1-97.9)

0.0001


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

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