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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Infants and young children feeding practices and nutritional status in two districts of Zambia

  Mazabuka Kafue  
(Total = 273) (Total = 361)  
% (n) % (n) p-value
Sex of head of family
Male 84 (226) 92 (327) 0.003
Females 16 (43) 8 (30)  
Age of caretaker (years)
<19 15 (41) 14 (51) 0.96
20-29 59 (161) 59 (212)  
30-39 22 (60) 23 (83)  
40-59 3.3 (9) 4 (14)  
Caretaker-child relationship     
Mother 98.2 (268) 99 (357) 0.368
Other 1.8 (5) 1 (4)  
Marital status      
Married 81.8 (220) 85 (308) 0.265
Widowed 4.1 (11) 2 (8)  
Divorced 3 (8) 2 (8)  
Separated 1.1 (3) 2 (8)  
Single 10 (27) 7 (25)  
Educational level-caretaker     
None 5.2 (14) 11 (38) <0.001
Primary 50.6 (137) 67 (239)  
Secondary 38 (103) 23 (81)  
Tertiary 6.3 (17) 0 (1)  
Age distribution of the children     
<6 months 28 (76) 31 (111)  
6 – 11 months 26.2 (71) 30 (107)  
>12 months 45.8 (124) 39 (140)