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Table 1 Characteristics of 708 ever followed-up children and their HIV-infected mothers

From: Growth of HIV-uninfected children born to HIV-infected mothers in Guangdong, China: an 18-month longitudinal follow-up study

Characteristics of subjects n %
Mothers’ age
 <25 years 170 24.01
 ≥25 years and < 35 years 442 62.43
 ≥35 years 96 13.56
Mothers’Educational leve
 Primary school and below 112 15.82
 Junior high school 401 56.64
 Senior high school 120 16.95
 College or university 43 6.07
 Unknown 32 4.52
Currentdwelling place
 Local city of registered residence 587 82.91
 Other citiesout of registered residence 121 17.09
Childbearing history of mothers
 Primipara 285 40.25
 Pluripara 423 59.75
Mothers’ hemoglobin contenta
 <100 g/L 179 25.28
 ≥100 g/L 529 74.72
Newborn preterm birth
 Yes 74 10.45
 No 634 89.55
Perinatal complicationsb
 Yes 112 15.82
 No 596 84.18
Mothers used ARVsa
 Yes 498 70.34
 No 210 29.66
CD4+ level of mothersa
 ≥500/mm3 60 8.47
 ≥350/mm3and < 500/mm3 41 5.79
 ≥200/mm3and < 350/mm3 44 6.21
 <200/mm3 43 6.07
 Unknown 520 73.45
Children gender
 Female 306 43.22
 Male 402 56.78
Children low birth weight
 Yes 98 13.84
 No 610 86.16
Children hospitalization
 Yes 36 5.08
 No 672 94.92
Infants feeding in 3 months
 Formula feeding 291 63.68
 Other feeding c 166 36.32
Infants feeding in 6 months
 Formula feeding 230 57.79
 Other feeding c 168 42.21
Newborns used ARVsd
 Yes 622 87.85
 No 86 12.15
  1. aThese characteristics were the status during pregnancy
  2. bPerinatal complicationsdidn’t included anemia and preterm
  3. cOther feeding included exclusive breast-feeding and others food mixed artificial feeding, there were only 9 children was exclusive breast-feeding in 3 month and only 1 child was exclusive breast-feeding in 6 month
  4. dARVs antiretroviral drugs