Relationship Between Demographics and Breastfeeding Behavior Among HIV Positive Women in Kenya
Originally Published In
International Journal of Childbirth Education
This study addresses motherto-child HIV transmission in Kenya. Data from the 2008 and 2009 Kenya Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) were used to test the relationships between maternal demographics and breastfeeding behavior among HIV positive women in Kenya. Data from 167 HIV positive women aged 15 to 49 were tested. The researcher found (1) a significant relationship between age and breastfeeding, and (2) a significant relationship between ethnicity and duration of breastfeeding. Applying these results could help organizations develop culturally appropriate HIV/AIDS education and prevention efforts among various ethnic groups in Kenya.