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Table 1 Family demographic and health characteristics

From: Patterns of breastfeeding practices among infants and young children in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Characteristics n = 1822 (%)
Mother’s age (years)
 17–19 20 (1.1)
 20–24 247 (13.6)
 25–34 1152 (63.2)
 35–51 403 (22.1)
Mother’s nationality
 Emirati 596 (32.7)
 Non Emirati-Arab 611 (33.5)
 Non Emirati-Non Arab 615 (33.8)
Marital status
 Married 1787 (98.1)
 Unmarried 35 (1.9)
Mother’s educationa
 Below high school 80 (4.4)
 High school 339 (18.8)
 University 1382 (76.7)
Father’s educationb
 Below high school 39 (2.1)
 High school 205 (11.3)
 University 1570 (86.5)
Mother’s employment status
 Employed 722 (39.6)
 Not employed 1100 (60.4)
Family financial wellbeing
 Excellent/Very good 1211 (66.5)
 Good 487 (26.7)
 Fair 106 (5.8)
 Poor/Very poor 18 (1.0)
  1. a21 missing data, b8 missing data