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Table 1 Selected characteristics of the participants

From: Breastfeeding knowledge, attitude and practice among school teachers in Abha female educational district, southwestern Saudi Arabia

Variable Number Percent (%)
Age range of participants 19 to 50 y
Mean age of participants 34.97 ± 4.32
Education background:   
- University 222 57.8
- Teacher diploma 127 33.1
- Other 35 9.1
Place of practice:   
- Primary school 246 64.1
- Intermediate 89 23.2
- High school 49 12.8
Religion (Muslim) 384 100.0
Husband education background:   
- Primary 6 1.6
- Intermediate 31 8.1
- Secondary 124 32.3
- University 223 58.1
Husband was employed:   
- Yes 366 95.3
- No 18 4.7
Living with husband and children alone 353 91.9
Living with other member 31 8.1
Housemaid in the house 308 80.2
Mode of delivery:   
- Normal delivery 280 72.9
- Caesarean section 104 27.1
Sex of the youngest child:   
- Male 193 50.3
- Female 191 49.7
The age range of children related to this survey 2 months – 5 y
The mean age of youngest child 2.52 ± 1.48 y
The median age of youngest child 2 y
Importance of breast milk explained by physician:   
- Yes 195 50.8
- No 189 49.2
The mean age and standard deviation at which breastfeeding was stopped 8.7 ± 7.8 months
The median age when breastfeeding was stopped 6 months