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Table 1 Sociodemographics, reproductive health characteristics, knowledge, attitude and intention to or EBF among women

From: Predictors of exclusive breastfeeding knowledge and intention to or practice of exclusive breastfeeding among antenatal and postnatal women receiving routine care: a cross-sectional study

Variable n (%)
(n = 334)
Age (years)
  ≤ 25 160 (47.9)
 26–34 150 (44.9)
  ≥ 35 24 (7.2)
Education
 Non-formal 87 (26.0)
 Primary 71 (21.3)
 Secondary 153 (45.8)
 Tertiary 23 (6.9)
Occupation
 Self-employed 232 (69.5)
 Formally employed 52 (15.6)
 Unemployed 50 (15.0)
Monthly income (GMD)
  < 1500 143 (42.8)
  ≥ 1500 191 (57.2)
Pregnancy status
 Antenatal 166 (49.7)
 Postnatal 168 (50.3)
Parity
 None 114 (34.1)
 1–2 80 (24.0)
 3–5 117 (35.0)
 > 5 23 (6.9)
Gestational age (n = 166)
 1st Trimester 23 (13.8)
 2nd Trimester 76 (45.8)
 3rd Trimester 67 (40.4)
Counseling on EBF
 No 219 (65.6)
 Yes 115 (34.4)
Attitude
 Less positive 79 (23.7)
 Positive 255 (76.3)
Knowledge
 Insufficient 133 (39.8)
 Sufficient 201 (60.2)
Partner supports EBF
 No 65 (19.5)
 Yes 269 (80.5)
Intention to or EBF
 No 205 (61.4)
 Yes 129 (38.6)
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