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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of HIV positive mothers, Sidama Zone, Southern Ethiopia, 2012

From: Complementary feeding practices and associated factors among HIV positive mothers in Southern Ethiopia

Socio-demographic characteristics Frequency Percentage
Age of the mother (years)   
≤24 28 15.6
25-29 73 40.8
≥30 78 43.6
Religion (n = 184)   
Protestant 101 54.9
Orthodox 64 34.8
Muslim 15 8.2
Catholic 4 2.2
Ethnic group of mothers   
Sidama 62 33.7
Amhara 37 20.1
Gurage 30 16.3
Oromo 28 15.2
Wolayita 17 9.2
Others* 10 5.4
Marital status   
Married 158 84.5
Widowed 12 6.5
Divorced 11 7.61
Place of residence   
Urban 134 72.8
Rural 50 27.2
Educational status   
Illiterateɛ 77 43.03
Read/write 8 4.47
Primary education (1-8) 53 29.61
Secondary education (9+) 41 22.92
Sex of infant   
Male 106 57.6
Female 78 42.4
  1. ɛThose who didn’tattend any formal education *Tigre, Kambata and Gamo.