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Table 2 Chi-square tests of exclusive breastfeeding by their socio-demographic characteristics among mothers in Goba District using 24 hour recall, March–February 2010

From: Factors associated with exclusive breastfeeding practices among mothers in Goba district, south east Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables EBF Non-EBF P-value
N (%) N (%)
Age of mothers
15–19 17 (73.9) 6 (26.1) 0.093
20–24 62 (74.7) 21 (25.3)  
25–29 70 (70.0) 30 (30.0)  
30–35 35 (81.4) 8 (18.6)  
35+ 15 (50.0) 15 (50.0)  
Educational Status
Illiterate 46 (76.7) 14 (23.3) 0.580
Read/Write only¥ 122 (68.9) 55(31.1)  
Primary(1–8) 97 (71.3) 39(28.7)  
Grade 9 and above 30 (65.2) 16(34.8)  
Employment
Employed 3 (33.3) 6 (66.7) 0.018*
Unemployed 196 (72.6) 74 (27.4)  
Residence
Urban 37 (63.8) 21 (36.2) 0.154
Rural 162 (73.3) 59 (26.7)  
Sex of infant
Male 107 (71.3) 43 (28.7) 0.998
Female 92 (71.3) 37 (28.7)  
  1. *Fisher’s exact test and statistically significant at P < 0.05.
  2. ¥ Attended informal education and able to read and write.
  3. §EBF- Exclusive breastfeeding.