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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents in Debre Berhan town, 2015 (n = 548)

From: RETRACTED ARTICLE: Determinants of suboptimal breastfeeding practice in Debre Berhan town, Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Variables Category Number Percent
Age of mothers 15–19 36 6.6
20–24 128 23.4
25–29 201 36.7
30–34 129 23.5
≥35 54 9.9
Educational status Illiterate 202 36.9
Able to read/write 36 6.5
Primary (1–8) 148 27
Secondary & above 162 29.6
Occupation Housewife 402 73.4
Farmer 12 2.2
Student 4 0.7
Sex of infant Male 272 49.6
Female 276 50.4
Age of infant in months 0–5 161 29.4
6–11 145 26.5
12–17 118 21.5
18–23 124 22.6