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Table 2 Characteristics of sample

From: Assessing midwives' breastfeeding knowledge: Properties of the Newborn Feeding Ability questionnaire and Breastfeeding Initiation Practices scale

  Sample n (%)
TOTAL 1105 (100)
Age  
   20–30 127 (11.5)
   31–40 385 (34.8)
   41–50 416 (37.7)
   Over 50 150 (13.6)
   Missing data 27 (2.4)
Sex  
   Female 1080 (97.7)
   Male 15 (1.4)
   Missing data 10 (0.9)
Years of experience  
   0 years (student midwives) 15 (1.4)
   1 year (new graduate midwives) 51 (4.6)
   2 – 5 years 208 (18.8)
   6 – 10 years 232 (21.0)
   11 – 15 years 198 (17.9)
   Over 15 years 396 (35.8)
   Missing 5 (0.5)
Midwifery qualification  
   Hospital 808 (73.0)
   University 284 (25.7)
   Direct entry 7 (0.7)
   Missing data/Nurse (non midwife) 6 (0.6)
IBCLC accredited  
   Yes 194 (17.6)
   No 908 (82.1)
   Missing data 3 (0.3)
Breastfed > 3 months  
   Yes 729 (66)
   No 365 (33)
   Missing data 11 (1.0)