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Table 2 Health and health service 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
Antenatal care
 Yes 450 94.1
 No 28 5.9
Breastfeeding counseling during pregnancy
 Yes 333 69.7
 No 145 30.3
Place of birth/delivery
 At home 53 11.1
 Government hospital 321 67.1
 Government health center, post 104 21.8
Mode of delivery
 Vaginal 438 91.6
 Cesarean section 40 8.4
Attendant of the delivery
 Health profession 430 90.0
 Relative/friends 48 10.0
Breastfeeding counseling after delivery
 Yes 365 76.4
 No 113 23.6
Breastfeeding experience
 Yes 273 57.1
 No 205 42.9
Maternal HIV status
 Positive 27 5.6
 Negative 451 94.4