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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of mothers of children aged less than 24 months in Raya Kobo district, North Eastern Ethiopia, January 2014

From: Prelacteal feeding practices and associated factors among mothers of children aged less than 24 months in Raya Kobo district, North Eastern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency (n) Percent (%)
Residence of mother   
 Rural 542 86.0
 Urban 88 14.0
Age of mother (in year) (n = 630)   
  < 20 47 7.5
 20-34 449 71.3
  > 34 134 21.2
Maternal education status (n = 630)   
 No formal education 489 77.6
 Primary and above 141 22.4
Maternal marital status (n = 630)   
 Married 583 92.5
 Divorced 30 4.8
 Never married 17 2.7
Religion of mother (n = 630)   
 Orthodox 423 67.1
 Muslim 207 32.9
Husband educational status (n = 613)   
 No formal education 515 84.0
 Primary and above 98 16.0
Age of the child (months) (n = 630)   
  < 6 129 20.5
 6-11 161 25.6
 12-17 159 25.2
 18-23 181 28.7
Family size (n = 630)   
 2 23 3.7
 3-4 229 36.3
  ≥ 5 378 60.0