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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study sample

From: Knowledge, attitude and practice related to infant feeding among women in rural Papua New Guinea: a descriptive, mixed method study

Characteristic n (%)
Ethnicity  
Madang Coastal Province 100 (71)
Eastern Highlands Province (Okapa District) 40 (29)
Parity  
Primipara 76 (54)
Multipara 64 (46)
Maternal age  
< 30 years 85 (61)
≥ 30 years 55 (39)
Maternal education level  
≤ Grade 4 42 (30)
Grade 5–8 62 (44)
> Grade 8 26 (26)
Maternal employment  
Unemployed* 133 (95)
Employed 7 (5)
  1. *mothers have no formal job, they are mostly self-employed subsistence farmers.