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Table 1 Selected characteristics of the survey respondents (n = 200)

From: Constraints to exclusive breastfeeding practice among breastfeeding mothers in Southwest Nigeria: implications for scaling up

Variable N %
Age(years):   
   20-24 38 19
   25-29 89 45
   30-34 55 28
   35-39 18 9
Age at marriage (years) (mean): 22.5, S.D: 3.1   
Women living with extended families 84 42
Religion   
   Christianity 132 66
   Islam 68 34
Level of education   
   No education 10 5
   Primary 28 14
   Secondary 130 65
   Tertiary 32 16
Occupation   
   Artisan 43 22
   Employed in Private Sector 15 8
   Employed in Public Sector 25 13
   Self employed 30 15
   Student 19 10
   Trading 39 20
Place of delivery   
   Public hospital 105 53
   Private hospital 68 34
   Traditional birth attendant/mission homes 27 14
Parity   
   Primiparous 76 38
   Multiparous 124 62
Planned pregnancy 147 74
Gender of baby   
   Male 93 47
   Female 107 54
Age of baby(months)   
   Less than 3 81 41
   3 to 6 55 28
   7 to 10 46 23
   11 to 12 18 9