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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and feeding choices for the 178 children in whom HIV infection was ascertained by 18 months

From: Mother-to-child transmission of HIV: the pre-rapid advice experience of the university of Nigeria teaching hospital Ituku/Ozalla, Enugu, South-east Nigeria

Feeding Male Female Total HIV infected
Choice (%) (%) (%)
BMS 80(44.9) 62 (34.9) 142 (79.8) 5
EBF (1) 11 (6.2) 9 (5.0) 20 (11.2) 2
EBF (2) 1(0.6) 1(0.6) 2 (1.1) 0
Mixed feeding 9 (5.1) 5 (2.8) 14 (7.9) 0
Total 101(56.7) 77 (43.3) 178 (100) 7
  1. BMS = Breast Milk Substitute; EBF (1) = Exclusive Breastfeeding for 3 months or less; EBF (2) = Exclusive Breastfeeding for 3–6 months. There was no statistically significant difference in the risk of becoming HIV infected between children in different categories at 95% confidence level.
  2. Legend: The table is showing the demographic characteristics and feeding choices for the 178 children in whom HIV-infection status was ascertained by 18 months.