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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of mothers with children less than 12 months in South Gondar Zone, Amhara regional state, Ethiopia, May 2013 (n = 823)

From: Timely initiation of breastfeeding and associated factors among mothers of infants under 12 months in South Gondar zone, Amhara regional state, Ethiopia; 2013

Variables Frequency Percent
Age of mothers (year)
  < = 20 years 109 13.2
 21–34 years 619 75.2
  > = 35 years 95 11.5
Residence
 Urban 656 79.7
 Rural 167 20.3
Marital status
 Union 765 93.0
 Not in unionc 58 7.0
Religion
 Christian 690 83.8
 Muslim 133 16.2
Ethnicity
 Amhara 819 99.5
 Tigray 4 0.5
Maternal education
 No formal education 334 40.6
 Primary education 288 35.0
 Secondary education or higher 201 24.4
Occupation of the mother
 Employeda 77 9.4
 Unemployedb 746 90.6
Child’s sex
 Male 443 53.8
 Female 380 46.2
Information access
 Yes 572 69.5
 No 251 30.5
  1. aGovernment organization employees, private organization employees
  2. bHousewives, daily labourers, farmers, merchants, business owner, students
  3. cSingle, divorced, widow, cohabited, separated