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Table 2 Health service related factors of employed and unemployed mothers in Gondar town, northwest Ethiopia, October, 2015

From: Exclusive breastfeeding and mothers’ employment status in Gondar town, Northwest Ethiopia: a comparative cross-sectional study

Variables Maternal employment
Employed (n = 316) Unemployed (n = 333)
Place of birth
 Home 34 (10.8) 33 (9.9)
 Health facility 282 (89.2) 300 (90.1)
Mode of delivery
 Vaginal delivery 258 (81.7) 279 (83.7)
 Caesarean section 58 (18.3) 54 (16.3)
Timely initiation of BF / within 1 h
 Yes 205 (64.9) 236 (70.1)
Any non-breastmilk given during the first 3 days
 Yes 73 (23.1) 81 (24.3)
Frequency of EBF/24 h
  < 9 times 132 (41.8) 184 (58.2)
 9 and above times 94 (28.2) 239 (71.8)
Having social support
 Yes 234 (74.1) 289 (86.9)
Antenatal care
 Yes 232 (73.4) 248 (74.5)