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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants mothers (n = 634) Debre Berhan District, Ethiopia, April 2014

From: Factors associated with exclusive breastfeeding practices in Debre Berhan District, Central Ethiopia: a cross sectional community based study

Characteristics Frequency Percentage
Place of residence   
 Urban 317 50.0
 Rural 317 50.0
Age of mothers (years)   
 <25 108 17.0
 25–35 353 55.7
 >35 173 27.3
Religion   
 Christian 574 90.5
 Muslim 60 9.5
Educational status of mother respondents   
 Unable to read and write 163 25.7
 Read and write 180 28.4
 Elementary school 105 16.6
 High school & preparatory school 103 16.2
 Graduate 83 13.1
Educational status of husband   
 Unable to read and write 60 9.5
 Read and write 173 27.3
 Elementary school 106 16.7
 High school & preparatory school 122 19.2
 Graduate 173 27.3
Current working status of respondents   
 Farmer 208 32.8
 Civil servant 130 20.5
 Housewife 125 19.7
 Merchant 107 16.9
 Daily Labourer 46 7.3
 Student 11 1.7
 House servant (maid) 7 1.1
Income of the household   
 Less than 30.00 USD¥ 217 34.2
 30.00–60.00 USD 175 27.6
 Greater than 60.00 USD 242 38.2
Family size (mean ± Sd) (Persons/household) 4.48 ± 1.57
Sex of infant  
 Male 344 54.3
 Female 290 45.7
Age of infant (mean ± Sd ) in months 7.79 ± 3.23
  1. NB: ¥ 1.00 USD = 19.00 ET Birr