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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the study population

From: Feeding practices among children attending child welfare clinics in Ragama MOH area: a descriptive cross-sectional study

Characteristics Frequency
(n = 410)
Percentage (%)
Sex   
   Male 208 50.7
   Female 202 49.3
Age*   
   2 years(24-35 months) 125 30.5
   3 years(36-47 months) 154 37.6
   4 years(48-60 months) 131 31.9
Siblings   
   Have siblings 207 50.5
   No siblings 203 49.5
Mother's education   
   None 1 0.3
   Up to grade 5 5 1.2
   Grade 5 to 11 247 60.3
   Grade 12 to 13 140 34.1
   University 17 4.1
Income(Rs.)†   
   < 15000 111 27.1
   15000-24999 148 36.1
   > = 25000 151 36.8
  1. * Age was defined in completed months by the date of data collection.
  2. † According to current rates, US$1 equal to Rs.110