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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of respondents

From: “Be positive as well as realistic”: a qualitative description analysis of information gaps experienced by breastfeeding mothers

Characteristic (N = 191) Frequency Percentage
Parity   
Primiparous 94 49.2
Multiparous 97 50.8
Gestation at birth (missing = 4)   
Term 178 93.2
<37 weeks 9 4.7
Single/multiple birth   
Single birth 189 99.0
Multiple birth 2 1.0
Maternal age in years (missing = 1)   
12-18 1 0.5
19-25 18 9.4
26-30 84 44.0
31-35 64 33.5
36-40 23 12.0
40+ 0 0
Education   
Some high school 1 .5
High school diploma 12 6.3
Some post-secondary 14 7.3
Post-secondary qualification 63 33.0
University degree 101 52.9
Household Income (Canadian $) (missing = 25)   
<20,000 5 2.6
20,000-49,000 12 6.3
50,000-79,000 28 14.7
80,000-109,000 51 26.7
>110,000 70 36.6
Employment status (missing = 1)   
Not employed 24 12.6
Back at employment 13 6.8
On maternity leave 148 77.5
Other 5 2.6
Home location   
City 132 69.1
Town/village 44 23.0
Farm/acreage 15 7.9
Aboriginal status (missing = 1)   
No 185 96.9
Yes 5 2.6
Age of infant (missing = 1)   
6 months 92 48.2
7 months 66 34.6
8 months 15 7.9
9 months 4 2.1
10 months 4 2.1
11 months 3 1.6
12 months 6 3.1