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Table 1 Background attributes of respondents (n = 369)

From: Exclusive breastfeeding among city-dwelling professional working mothers in Ghana

Attribute Frequency Percent
Age of respondent (in years)
 24–30 177 48.0
 31–35 158 42.8
 36 or older 34 9.2
Age of child (in months)
 6–8 72 19.5
 9–11 68 18.4
 12–17 96 26.0
 18–24 133 36.0
Marital Status
 Married 343 93
 Not married 26 7
Highest level of schooling completed
 Voc/Technical 26 7
 Tertiary 343 93
Mother tongue of respondents
 Southern Languages 56 15.2
 Northern Languages 313 84.8
Religious denomination of respondents
 Christian 235 63.7
 Muslim 134 36.3
Place of work of respondents
 Outside home 359 97.3
 Home 10 2.7
Type of employment
 Full time 360 97.6
 Part time 9 2.4
Gestation at birth
 Premature (less than 9 months) 11 3
 Full-term (9 months) 358 97
Type of delivery
 Normal delivery 352 95.4
 Caesarean/section 17 4.6