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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of HIV positive mothers of HIV exposed infant and young children 0–23 months of age attending public health centers in Gulele sub-city, 2018 (n = 348)

From: Infants and young children feeding practice and associated factors among HIV positive mothers of children 0–23 months in health centers of Gulele sub-city, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Variable Frequency Percent (%)
Age of mothers
 16–19 5 1.4
 20–29 182 52.3
 30–39 146 42.0
 40–49 15 4.3
Age group of the children
 ≤ 5 months 162 46.6
 6–11 months 85 24.4
 12–17 months 67 19.2
 18–24 months 34 9.8
Marital status
 Married 296 85.1
 Divorced 24 6.9
 Single 14 4.0
 Widowed 14 4.0
Mothers educational level
 No formal education 40 11.5
 Formal education 308 88.5
Occupation of mothers
 Housewife 126 36.2
 Student 40 11.5
 Private employee 84 24.1
 Government employee 60 17.2
 Merchant 38 10.9
Husband’s occupation
 Unemployed 22 6.3
 Private employee 111 31.9
 Government employee 113 32.5
 Merchant 67 19.3
Household monthly income
 ≤ 1500 50 41.9
 1501–5000 218 62.46
 < 5001 80 23.0
Head of family
 Mother 60 17.2
 Father 270 77.6
 Parents 18 5.2
Family support   
 Family 133 38.2
 Neighbors 11 3.2
 Relatives 67 19.3
 NGOs 32 9.2
 Nobody 105 30.2