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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of mothers anf children

From: Breastfeeding policy and practices at the general paediatric outpatient clinic of a teaching hospital in Lagos, Nigeria

Parameters No. (n = 311) %
Age of mother   
≤ 30 years 153 49.2
> 30 years 158 50.8
Age of father   
≤ 30 years 40 12.9
> 30 years 271 87.1
Age of children (months)   
6 - 11 139 44.7
12 - 17 80 25.7
18 - 24 92 29.6
Place of residence   
Rural 24 7.7
Urban 287 92.3
Eductional level of mothers   
No formal education 2 0.6
Primary 27 8.7
Secondary 122 39.2
Tertiary 160 51.4
Parity   
1 81 26.0
2 106 34.1
≥ 3 124 39.9
Religion   
Christian 241 77.5
Muslim 68 21.9
Other 2 0.6
Place of ante-natal care*   
Private hospital 151 48.6
Tertiary hosptal 15 4.8
General hospital 66 21.2
Primary health care centre 48 15.4
Traditional birth attendant home 5 1.6
Mission home 19 6.1
Home 1 0.3
Place of delivery   
Private hospital 166 53.4
Tertiary hosptal 10 3.2
General hospital 60 19.3
Primary health care centre 31 10.0
Traditional birth attendant home 5 1.6
Mission home 27 8.7
Home 12 3.9
  1. *Total number of mothers who had antenatal care is 305.