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Table 1 Characteristics of participants at baseline (n = 110)

From: Exclusive breastfeeding prenatal intentions among HIV-positive mothers in Blantyre, Malawi: a correlation study

Characteristic Frequency (%) Characteristic Frequency (%)
Maternal education   Tribe  
None 1(0.9) Ngoni 29(26.4)
Primary school 39(35.5) Lomwe 27(24.5)
Junior Certificate 19(17.3) Yao 17(17.3)
MSCE 36(32.7) Chewa 13(11.8)
College 15(13.6) Sena 7(6.4)
   Tumbuka 6(5.5)
   Mang’anja 4(3.6)
   Tonga 3(2.7)
   Khokhola 1(0.9)
   mchangani 1(0.9)
Marital status    
Married 101(91.8) Previous EBF experience  
Divorced 4(3.6) Yes 87(78.4)
Co-habiting 2(1.8) No 13(21.6)
Widow 2(1.8)   
Never married 1(0.9) Disclosure of HIV status to Spouse or/and parent  
   Yes 70(63.6)
Parity   No 40(36.4)
Nulliparous 20(18)   
Low parity (1-3) 77(70) Timing of decision to breastfeed  
High parity (4-8) 13(12) Before conception 5(4.5)
   During 1st trimester 29(26.4)
Socio-economic status   During 2nd trimester 61(55.5)
Low (score of 2-4) 10(9.1) During 3rd trimester 15(13.6)
Medium (score of 5-8) 91(82.7)   
High (score of 9-12) 9(8.2)