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Table 2 Maternal characteristics by breastfeeding status, Kersa district, east Ethiopia, 2011

From: Predictors of non-exclusive breastfeeding at 6 months among rural mothers in east Ethiopia: a community-based analytical cross-sectional study

Characteristics Total Breastfeeding status
Non-EBF EBF
   n(%) n(%)
Mother’s access to a health facility    
 No 161 83 (34.2) 78 (12.6)
 Yes 699 160 (65.8) 539 (87.4)
ANC visit during last pregnancy    
 No 492 108 (44.4) 384 (62.2)
 Yes 368 135 (55.6) 233 (37.8)
Mother’s knowledge about IYCF    
 Low 343 155 (63.8) 188 (30.5)
 High 517 88 (36.2) 429 (69.5)
Colostrum feeding practice    
 Discarded 73 29 (11.9) 44 (7.1)
 Given to child 787 214 (88.1) 573 (92.9)
Prelacteal feeding    
 Yes 652 167(68.7) 485(78.6)
 No 208 76 (31.3) 132 (21.4)
  1. ANC Antenatal care, IYCF Infant and Young Child Feeding.