Table 1

Baseline characteristics of babies enrolled in the study (N = 702)

Characteristics

Number (%)


Gender

Male

369 (52.5)

Female

333 (47.5)


Age at testing

≤ 6 weeks

204 (29.1)

6 weeks to 6 months

311 (44.3)

6- 18 months

187 (26.6)


Maternal ARV

HAART

220 (31.3)

AZT + 3TC & single dose NVP in labour

55 (7.8)

AZT & single dose NVP in labour

144 (20.5)

Single dose NVP in labour

13 (1.8)

None

270 (38.5)


Infant ARV

Single dose NVP at birth plus AZT for 4 weeks

434 (61.8)

None

268 (38.2)


Feeding methods reported at the time of 1st PCR testing

Replacement

142 (20.2)

Exclusive breastfeeding

255 (36.3)

Mixed feeding

305 (43.5)


Facility

Rural

322 (45.9)

Urban

380 (54.1)


* Median age 13 weeks (IQR 6.5 to 30.5)

Anoje et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:184   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-184

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