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Table 4 Distribution of time to start breastfeeding by urban and rural mothers

From: Breastfeeding practices on postnatal wards in urban and rural areas of the Deyang region, Sichuan province of China

  Total Urban Rural
n = 196 n = 99 n = 97
Within 1 h after birth, n (%) 13 (6.6) 8 (8.1) 5 (5.2)
1–6 h after birth, n (%) 27 (13.8) 15 (15.2) 12 (12.4)
7–24 h after birth, n (%) 14 (7.1) 8 (8.1) 6 (6.2)
2nd day after birth, n (%) 54 (27.6) 25 (25.3) 29 (29.9)
3rd day after birth, n (%) 54 (27.6) 20 (20.2) 34 (35.1)
4th day after birth or later, n (%) 34 (17.3) 23 (23.2) 11 (11.3)