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Table 1 Background characteristics of study participants and their infants, N = 30

From: Barriers to maternal retention in HIV care in Ghana: key differences during pregnancy and the postpartum period

Characteristics Total
N (%)
Categorical Variables
Education level
 No formal education 1 (4)
 Primary school 8 (29)
  > Primary School 19 (67)
Marital status
 Married 24 (80)
 Cohabitating 5 (17)
 Single/widowed 1 (3)
Ethnicity
 Akan 12 (40)
 Ewe 7 (23)
 Ga 3 (10)
 Other 8 (27)
Occupation
 Trader 14 (46)
 Seamstress 5 (17)
 Other 11 (37)
Time of HIV diagnosis
 Before index pregnancy 21 (70)
 During index pregnancy 8 (27)
 During postpartum, index pregnancy 1 (3)
Continuous Variables Mean (range
 Maternal age (years) 34.80 (24–44)
 Number of children 2.09 (1–4)
 Number of years living with HIV 4.14 (0.4–16)
 Mean birth weight (kg) 2.49 (1–3.5)
 Infant age (months) 4.80 (0.17–12)