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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of children and mothers surveyed (n = 6,068 mother-child pairs)

From: Suboptimal breastfeeding practices are associated with infant illness in Vietnam

Characteristic Number (N) Percentage or mean ± SD (range)
Age of the child (months) 6068 3.3 ± 1.6 (0.03- 9.58)
Sex of the child   
 Female 2910 48.0
 Male 3158 52.0
Mother’s age (years) 6062 27.3 ± 5.5 (16.5- 47.3)
Mother’s occupation   
 Farmer 2283 37.7
 Other 3770 62.3
Highest level of mother’s education   
 Primary school or less 692 11.4
 Secondary school 2922 48.2
 High school 1489 24.5
 College or higher 964 15.9
Location of household   
 Rural 5057 83.3
 Urban 1011 16.7
Socio-economic status of household   
 Richest 1294 21.3
 Richer 1247 20.6
 Average 1270 20.9
 Poorer 1176 19.4
 Poorest 1081 17.8
Type of toilet in household   
 Septic/semi-septic tank 3894 64.2
 One/two pit latrine 1249 20.6
 No latrine/other latrine 922 15.2
Source of household drinking water   
 Bottled water 647 10.6
 Tap water 1272 21.0
 Closed/pumped well water 1251 20.6
 Open well water 1428 23.5
 Rain, lake, pool, river water 1469 24.2