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Table 1 Baseline sociodemographic and maternal characteristics of women under Option B+ PMTCT program at Nekemte Specialized Hospital, western Ethiopia, 2013–2019

From: Incidence and predictors of lost to follow-up among women under Option B+ PMTCT program in western Ethiopia: a retrospective follow-up study

VariablesCategorySurvival statusTotal
LTFUCensored
No (%)No (%)No (%)
Age≤ 2426 (51.0)67 (24.0)93 (28.2)
25–2917 (33.3)133 (47.7)150 (45.4)
≥ 308 (15.7)79 (28.3)87 (26.4)
ResidenceRural34 (66.7)97 (34.8)131 (39.7)
Urban17 (33.3)182 (65.2)199 (60.3)
Marital statusNever13 (25.5)41 (14.7)54 (16.3)
Married30 (58.8)187 (67.0)217 (65.8)
Widowed/divorced8 (15.7)51 (18.3)59 (17.9)
Educational statusNo education22 (43.1)63 (22.6)85 (25.8)
Primary19 (37.3)94 (33.7)113 (34.2)
Secondary and above10 (19.6)122 (43.7)132(40.0)
EmploymentHousewife24 (47.1)128 (45.9)152(46.1)
Gov’t employee10 (19.6)74 (26.5)84 (25.5)
Non gov’t employee4 (7.8)33 (11.8)37 (11.2)
Daily laborer7 (13.7)30 (10.8)37 (11.2)
Others6 (11.8)14 (5.0)20 (6.0)
Partner HIV statusPositive8 (15.6)98 (35.1)106 (32.1)
Negative24 (47.1)113 (40.5)137 (51.5)
Unknown19 (37.3)68 (24.4)87 (26.4)
Disclosure statusNo29 (56.9)56 (20.1)85 (25.8)
Yes22 (43.1)223 (79.9)245 (74.2)
Status of women on enrollmentPregnant39 (76.5)249 (89.2)288 (87.3)
Lactating12 (23.5)30 (10.8)42 (12.7)
Number of pregnancySingle28 (54.9)86 (30.8)114 (34.6)
Multiple23 (45.9)193 (69.2)216 (65.4)
  1. LTFU—lost to follow up, others—students, not employed