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Table 2 Prevalence of inappropriate feeding practices according to socio-demographic characteristics

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

  Bottle feeding Infant formula
Characteristics n % p* n % p*
Ethnicity       
   Sinhalese(n = 123) 62 50.4 0.000 16 13.0 0.000
   Muslims(n = 96) 73 76.0   35 36.5  
Maternal Education level       
   Up to grade 10 (n = 159) 105 66.0 0.029 41 25.8 0.154
   Higher than grade 10 (n = 60) 30 50.0   10 16.7  
Maternal Employment       
   Unemployed(n = 203) 130 64.0 0.009 49 24.1 0.289
   Employed (16) 5 31.3   2 12.5  
  1. * chi-square test