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Table 2 Sociodemographic characteristics of the study participants

From: Sociocultural factors influencing breastfeeding practices in two slums in Nairobi, Kenya

Sociodemographic characteristics (n = individuals) Men Women Total
Age (Years)
 Mean age 41.8 29.3 31.58
  < 25 years 1 39 40
  > = 25 years 19 51 70
Religion
 Christian 19 74 93
 Muslim 1 14 15
 Missing 0 2 2
Ethnic background
 Kikuyu 2 25 27
 Kamba 5 17 22
 Luo 4 23 27
 Luhya 4 9 13
 Somali 0 4 4
 Other 5 12 17
Education status
 None 0 7 7
 Preprimary (Early Child Development) 4 11 15
 Primary 4 50 54
 Secondary 7 18 25
 Post-Secondary/College 5 4 9
Occupation
 Casual worker 0 11 11
 Community Health Worker (CHW) 1 9 10
 Health Worker (Nurse, Clinical Officer) 1 2 3
 Social Worker/Religious Leader 3 0 3
 Self-employed/business including artisans 11 27 38
 Community leader 4 0 4
 Not working (including housewife, student) 0 37 37
 Missing 0 4 4
Marital status
 Married 18 50 68
 Widowed 0 4 4
 Not married/Single/Separated 2 34 36
 Missing 0 2 2
Slum
 Korogocho 8 59 67
 Viwandani 12 31 43