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Table 1 Distributions of Cytomegalovirus infection along with maternal (n = 312) demographic characteristics, St.Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College, Addis Ababa, 2015

From: Maternal and Congenital cytomegalovirus infection and zero rubella IgM prevalence in newborns in St.Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College

Characteristics Seroprevalence Total n (%)
Positive n (%) Negative n (%)
Sex newborn Male NA NA 81 (51.9)
Female NA NA 75 (48.1)
Income ethiopian birr +1500    81 (51.9)
1500–2500    55 (35.3)
>2500    20 (12.8)
Maternal age +25 73 (49.0) 3 (42.9) 76 (48.7)
26–35 69 (46.3) 4 (57.1) 73 (46.8)
36+ 7 (4.7) 0 7 (4.5)
Marital status Married 148 (99.3) 7 (100.0) 155 (99.4)
Others 1 (0.7) 0 1 (0.6)
Educational Illiterate 32 (21.5) 2 (28.6) 34 (21.8)
Primary 41 (27.5) 0 41 (26.3)
Secondary 67 (45.0) 5 (71.4) 72 (46.2)
Higher education 9 (6.0) 0 9 (5.8)
Occupation Housewife 123 (82.6) 6 (85.7) 129 (82.7)
Other 26 (17.4) 1 (14.3) 27 (17.3)
Blood transfusion history Yes 10 (6.7) 0 10 (6.4)
No 139 (93.3) 7 (100.0) 146 (93.6)
HIV Positive 2 (1.3) 0 2 (1.3)
Negative 147 (98.7) 7 (100.0) 154 (98.7)
Under five children in the household None 87 (58.4 %) 3(42.9) 90 (57.7)
1–2 59 (39.6) 3 (42.9) 62 (39.7)
3+ 3 (2.0) 1 (14.3) 4 (2.6)
History of abortion Yes 43 (28.9) 2 (28.6) 46 (29.5)
No 106 (71.1) 5 (71.4) 110 (70.5)
Parity +1 62 (41.6) 2 (28.6) 64 (41.0)
2–4 80 (53.7) 5 (71.4) 85 (54.5)
5+ 7 (4.7) 0 7 (4.5)