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Table 2 Characteristics of HIV-exposed infants at McCord Hospital, 1 May 2008 to 31 May 2009

From: A retrospective study of Human Immunodeficiency Virus transmission, mortality and loss to follow-up among infants in the first 18 months of life in a prevention of mother-to-child transmission programme in an urban hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Infant characteristics N* n % 95% Confidence Interval
Observed length of follow-up     
Median, months (IQR)   9.1 (1.6 - 12.0)   
Sex 251    
Male   122 48.6 42.3 - 55.0
Female   129 51.4 45.0 - 57.7
ARV prophylaxis at birth 226    
Nevirapine and zidovudine   223 98.7 96.2 - 99.7
Gestational age at delivery, weeks 212    
Mean (median)   38.2 (38.0)   37.8 – 38.2
< 37   23 10.8 7.0 - 15.8
≥ 37   189 89.2 84.2 - 93.0
Birth weight (g) 250    
Mean (median)   3052.3 (3080)   
< 2500   32 12.8 8.9 – 17.6
≥ 2500   218 87.2 82.4 – 91.1
  1. N** the number of infants across each category of characteristics do not add up to 264 due to missing data.