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Table 1 Characteristics of participants

From: Social support during childbirth as a catalyst for early breastfeeding initiation for first-time Nigerian mothers

Variables Experimental
n = 94 (%)
Control
n = 115 (%)
p value
Age    
Mean(SD) 28.3(2.9) 27.5(4.7) 0.13
Occupation*    
Unemployed 0 (0.0) 31 (27.0) <0.01
Unskilled 13 (13.8) 30 (26.0)  
Skilled 81 (86.2) 54 (47.0)  
Educational status*    
Primary or lower 4 (4.3) 27 (23.5) <0.01
Secondary and above 90 (95.7) 88 (76.5)  
Religion*    
Christianity 74 (78.7) 72 (62.6) 0.01
Islam 20 (21.3) 43 (37.4)  
Tribe*    
Yoruba 81 (86.2) 73 (63.5) <0.01
Others 13 (13.8) 42 (36.5)  
  1. *Significant at 5% level and included as covariates in the Cox regression model