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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of mothers in Gozamin district, northwest Ethiopia (n = 478)

From: Exclusive breastfeeding and associated factors among mothers in Gozamin district, northwest Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study

Characteristics Number Percent
Ethnicity of mother
 Amhara   
 Tigray 472 98.7
 SNNP 4 0.8
Religion of mother 2 0.5
 Orthodox 461 96.4
 Muslim 7 1.5
 Protestant 10 2.0
Sex of infant
 Male 259 54.2
 Female 219 45.8
Maternal age (in years)
  ≤ 24 88 18.4
 25–29 198 41.4
 30–34 128 26.8
  ≥ 35 64 13.4
Marital status
 Married 425 88.1
 Divorced 13 2.7
 Widowed 44 9.2
Number of children
  ≤ 3 414 86.6
  > 3 64 13.4
Maternal education
 Informal and not educated 91 19.0
 Primary 89 18.6
 Secondary 141 29.5
 Certificate, and above 157 32.8
Educational status of husband
 Informal and none educated 88 18.4
 Primary 70 14.6
 Secondary 115 24.1
 Certificate and above 205 42.9
Maternal occupation
 House wife 248 51.9
 Government employee 106 22.2
 Private employee 113 23.6
 Private organization employee 11 2.3
Family monthly income (ETB)
  ≤ 650 76 15.9
 651–1400 87 18.2
 1401–2350 103 21.5
 2351–3550 81 16.9
  ≥ 3551 131 27.4
  1. ETB Ethiopian Birr