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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants from a survey of mothers attending 6 well-child clinics in Kinshasa

From: Infant feeding practices and determinants of poor breastfeeding behavior in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo: a descriptive study

  Number Percent
Age in years: median (IQR)   25 (20. 3)
Marital status   
Single 12 18.2
Married 24 36.4
Live-in boyfriend 30 45.5
Education   
Primary 9 13.6
Secondary 49 74.2
University 8 12.1
Occupation   
Home/neighborhood small trade 37 56.1
Market small trade 11 16.7
Salaried (paid job) 4 6.1
Sewing 4 6.1
Hairdresser 7 10.6
Student 2 3.0
Farm work 1 1.5
Number of surviving children:   2 (1,3)
1 25 37.9
2 18 27.3
3 14 21.2
4+ 9 13.7
Previous child loss   
Yes 3 4.5
No 63 95.5
Child age in months: median (IQR)   3 (2,4)
1 9 13.6
2 17 25.8
3 16 24.2
4 13 19.7
5 10 15.2
6 1 1.5
  1. Abbreviation: IQR Interquartile range.