Table 2: General characteristics of included studies that reported the prevalence and/predictors of mixed feeding practices among HIV positive mothers (n=15).

Author/year of publicationStudy areaRegion Study designPopulationSample size Number of outcomePrevalence (%)Quality

Maru y et al./2009 [21]Addis AbabaAddis AbabaCross-sectionalYoung infant3275015.30Low risk
Wakwoya EB et al./2016 [23]Debre Markos HospitalAmharaCross-sectional< 2 yrs.2603714.20Low risk
Girma Y et al./2014 [24]Mekelle TownTigrayCross-sectional< 2 yrs.207136.30Low risk
Ejara D et al./2018 [25]Bishoftu townOromiaCross-sectional<18 months283238.30Low risk
Demssie DB et al./2016 [26] Shashemene Referral HospitalOromiaCross-sectional<2 yrs.14610.70Low risk
Modjo KE et al./2015 [27]SNNPRS HospitalSNNPRSCross-sectional<2 yrs.43615134.60Low risk
Muluy D et al./2012 [30]Gondar H/cAmharaCross-sectional<2 yrs.2092210.50Low risk
Bekere A et al./2014 [31]West OromiaOromiaCross-sectional0-6 months1182924.60Low risk
G/Hiwot A et al./2014 [32]Central zoneTigrayCross-sectional<2 yrs.219135.90Low risk
Ali Y/2015 [33]Wollo ZoneAmharaCross-sectional2-11 months3734411.80Low risk
Hailu C/2005 [34]Jima townOromiaCross-sectional<12 months64352181.00Low risk
Tadese F/2017 [35]Bahir Dar townAmharaCross-sectional<12 months2302510.90Low risk
Mengstie A et al./2015 [36]SNNPRS hospitalSNNPRSCross-sectional<2 yrs.873135.60Low risk
Mebratu T/2014 [37]Addis Ababa cityAddis AbabaCross-sectional12 months22118081.50Low risk
Ketema Z/2016 [38]Adama health facilityOromiaCross-sectional12 months193126.30Low risk

Note: outcome refers to the number of HIV positive mothers who practiced mixed feedings.