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Table 2 Child characteristics (n = 1822)

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

Child characteristics n (%)
Child’s age at interview (months)
 < 1 20 (1.1)
 1–3 395 (21.7)
 4–6 403 (22.1)
 7–12 495 (27.2)
 13–18 296 (16.2)
 19–24 213 (11.7)
Gendera
 Female 932 (51.5)
 Male 879 (48.5)
Delivery Typeb
 Vaginal 1252 (68.9)
 Cesarean Section 566 (31.1)
Delivery hospital
 Baby Friendly accreditedc 755 (41.4)
 Non Baby Friendly accredited 1067 (58.6)
Gestational Aged
 < 37 weeks 128 (7.1)
 ≥38 weeks 1681 (92.9)
Birth Weight (grams)
 < 37 weeks (mean ± SD) 2351 ± 727
 ≥38 weeks (mean ± SD) 3127 ± 424
  1. a11 missing data
  2. b4 missing data
  3. cBaby Friendly accreditation according to the WHO and UNICEF standard
  4. d13 missing data