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Table 1 Women's characteristics and their satisfaction with peer support (Percentages based on row total)

From: "She would sit with me": mothers' experiences of individual peer support for exclusive breastfeeding in Uganda

  Total Enough time with mothera Mother satisfied with explanationsb Visits usefulc Learnt new thingd Free to discusse Chance to ask questionsf Mother respectedg PC for next lactationh PC for friendi PC best to help with B/Fj Overall satisfactionk p-value
  N n (%)* n (%)* n (%)* n (%)* n (%)* n (%)* n (%)* n (%)* n (%)* n (%)* n (%)*  
Total 370 286 (77) 331 (90) 358 (97) 350 (95) 350 (95) 265 (72) 365 (99) 361 (98) 365 (99) 263 (71) 264 (71)  
Age              
   20 years and below 90 65 (72) 80 (89) 88 (98) 87 (97) 84 (93) 60 (67) 89 (89) 89 (99) 90 (100) 67 (74) 62 (69)  
   More than 20 years 280 221 (79) 251 (90) 270 (96) 263 (94) 266 (95) 205 (73) 276 (99) 272 (97) 275 (98) 196 (70) 202 (72) 0.55
Education level              
   None/Incomplete primary 90 64 (71) 75 (83) 82 (91) 87 (97) 82 (91) 63 (70) 88 (98) 87 (97) 88 (98) 66 (73) 55 (61)  
   Completed primary 181 147 (81) 167 (92) 179 (99) 174 (96) 175 (97) 138 (76) 180 (99) 175 (97) 178 (98) 132 (73) 136 (75)  
   Secondary and above 99 75 (76) 89 (90) 97 (98) 89 (90) 93 (94) 64 (65) 97 (98) 99 (100) 99 (100) 65 (66) 73 (74) 0.046
Marital status              
   Single/other 22 13 (59) 21 (95) 21 (95) 21 (95) 22 (100) 16 (73) 22 (100) 22 (100) 22 (100) 19 (86) 16 (73)  
   Married/cohabiting 348 273 (78) 310 (89) 337 (97) 329 (95) 328 (94) 249 (72) 343 (99) 339 (97) 343 (99) 244 (70) 248 (71) 0.88
Occupation              
   Housewife 76 60 (79) 69 (91) 73 (96) 68 (90) 73 (96) 52 (68) 73 (96) 72 (95) 74 (97) 48 (63) 52 (68)  
   Farmer 231 178 (77) 202 (87) 225 (97) 224 (97) 217 (94) 164 (71) 229 (99) 228 (99) 228 (99) 177 (77) 167 (72)  
   Other 63 48 (76) 60 (95) 60 (95) 58 (92) 60 (95) 49 (78) 63 (100) 61 (97) 63 (100) 38 (60) 45 (71) 0.81
Parity              
   One child 67 49 (73) 60 (90) 66 (99) 64 (96) 62 (92) 45 (67) 66 (99) 66 (99) 67 (100) 47 (70) 48 (72)  
   Two or more children 303 237 (78) 271 (89) 292 (96) 286 (94) 288 (95) 220 (73) 299 (99) 295 (97) 298 (98) 216 (71) 216 (71) 0.95
No of peer counsellor visits              
   5 or more 212 177 (84) 198 (93) 209 (99) 207 (98) 205 (97) 171 (81) 208 (98) 211 (99.5) 209 (99) 167 (79) 170 (80)  
   Less than 5 158 109 (69) 133 (84) 149 (94) 143 (91) 145 (92) 94 (60) 157 (99) 150 (95) 156 (99) 96 (61) 94 (60) <0.01
  1. p-values (Chi square test) reflect association between overall satisfaction of the mothers and their characteristics.
  2. a- Mother felt peer counsellor spent enough time with her during visits
  3. b- Mother was satisfied with peer counsellor's explanations about breastfeeding
  4. c- Mother felt peer counsellor's visits were useful to her
  5. d- Mother learnt something new from the peer counsellor
  6. e- Mother felt free to discuss with the peer counsellor
  7. f- Mother felt peer counsellor gave her chance to ask questions
  8. g- Mother felt peer counsellor treated her with respect during visits
  9. h- Mother would welcome a peer counsellor for her next pregnancy
  10. i- Mother would recommend a peer counsellor for a friend
  11. j- Mother feels peer counsellor is the best to help women with breastfeeding
  12. k- Overall satisfaction of the mother
  13. *- Percentages are based on the total number of mothers in the rows which appears in the first column of each row.