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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study population

From: Actual exclusive breastfeeding rates and determinants among a cohort of children living in Gampaha district Sri Lanka: A prospective observational study

Characteristic Frequency
Father’s occupation  
Category 1 10 (3.5%)
Category 2 07 (2.4%)
Category 3 11 (3.8%)
Category 4 18 (6.3%)
Category 5 59 (21.0%)
Category 6 12 (4.1%)
Category 7 62 (21.5%)
Category 8 60 (21.0%)
Category 9 37 (12.9%)
Category 0 10 (3.5%)
Mother’s employment status  
Formally employed 49 (17.3%)
Not formally employed 237 (82.7%)
Mother’s age  
< 30 years 152 (53.1%)
>30 years 134 (47.9%)
Father’s education  
Up to grade 5 07 (2.5%)
Grade 6 to 11 191 (67.1%)
Grade 12 to 14 79 (27.3%)
University 09 (3.1%)
Mother’s education  
None 01 (0.4%)
Grade 1 to 5 06 (2.1%)
Grade 6 to 11 180 (62.9%)
Grade 12 to 14 90 (31.5%)
University 09 (3.1%)
Monthly family income(SLR)  
< 9,999 19 (6.6%)
10,000 - 19,999 104 (36.4%)
20,000 - 34,999 97 (33.9%)
>35,000 66 (23.1%)