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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of mothers with infants aged 0–5months (n = 579), Sorro District, Hadiya Zone, Southern Ethiopia, Aug 2015

From: Prevalence and associated factors of non-exclusive breastfeeding of infants during the first six months in rural area of Sorro District, Southern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Number Percent
Age of mother 15–20 34 5.9
21–25 142 24.5
26–30 259 44.7
31–35 100 17.3
>35 44 7.6
Religion of mother Protestant 553 95.5
Otherc 26 4.5
Mother’s ethnicity Hadiya 532 91.9
Kambata 16 2.8
Tambaro 30 5.2
Otherb 1 0.2
Mother’s educational status No education 334 57.7
Read and write only 83 14.3
Pimary 135 23.3
Secondary and above 27 4.7
Current marital status Married 544 94.0
Unmarriedd 35 6.0
Occupation of mother House wife 511 88.3
Merchant 46 7.9
Othera 22 3.8
Child’s sex Male 305 52.7
Female 274 47.3
Index Child’s age 0-1 m 132 22.8
2-3 m 242 41.8
4-5 m 205 35.4
Wealth index Poorest 226 39.0
Poor 67 11.6
Middle 35 6.0
Rich 155 26.8
Richest 96 16.6
  1. aDaily labor, craft woman, government worker bDawuro cOrthodox, Catholic and Muslim, dnever married, divorced and separated