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Table 1 Characteristics of the study sample (n = 219)

From: Breastfeeding practices in a public health field practice area in Sri Lanka: a survival analysis

Characteristics n %
Ethnicity   
   Sinhalese 123 56.2
   Muslims 96 43.8
Parity   
   Para 1 95 43.4
   Para 2 75 34.2
   Para 3 and above 49 22.4
Maternal age (years)   
   <20 11 5.0
   20–29 134 61.2
   >30 74 33.8
Maternal education level   
   Up to grade 10 159 72.6
   Higher than grade 10 60 27.4
Maternal Employment   
   Unemployed 203 92.7
   "Employed" (includes maternity leave) 16 7.3