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Table 1 Socio-economic and demographic characteristics of the mothers/caregivers

From: Do the feeding practices and nutrition status among HIV-exposed infants less than 6 months of age follow the recommended guidelines in Bomet County, Kenya?

Characteristic N=118 Characteristic N=118
Mean (SD)/ n (%) n (%)
Age in completed years n (%) Mothers/caregivers education n (%)
 16–20 9 (7.6) No education 11 (9.3)
 21–29 98 (83.1) Primary incomplete 26 (22.0)
 30–36 11 (9.3) Primary complete 66 (55.9)
 Total 118 (100.0) Secondary plus 15 (12.7)
   Total 118 (100.0)
 Mean ± SD 25.2 ±3.6   
   Main Occupation n (%)
Marital status n (%) Casual labour 6 (5.1)
 Never married 26 (22.0) Farmer 27 (22.9)
 Married 82 (69.4) Salaried employment 18 (15.3)
 Widowed 1 (0.9) Business 17 (14.4)
 Divorced/Separated 9 (7.7) Housewife 46 (39.0)
 Total 118 (100.0) Other 4 (3.4)
   Total 118 (100.0)
Parity n (%)   
 1 child 69(58.5) Monthly Income (KSh.*) n (%)
 2–3 children 42(35.6) 0–5,000 82 (69.5)
 4–5 children 7(5.9) 5,001–10,000 14 (11.9)
 Total 118(100.0) 10,001–20,000 16 (13.6)
   20,001–40,000 6 (5.0)
Religion n (%) Total 118 (100.0)
 Christian 114(96.6)   
 Muslim 4(3.4) Other income sources n (%)
 Total 118(100.0) From domestic animals 43 (36.4)
   From cash crops 21 (17.8)
Relationship to the infant n (%) From both domestic animals and cash crops 44 (37.3)
Mothers 114(96.6)   
Caregivers 4(3.4) Other asset you own like machinery and equipment 10 (8.5)
Total 118(100.0) Total 118 (100.0)
  1. *100 Kenyan shillings = 1 United States dollar (USD)