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Table 1 Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics and early breastfeeding experience of the respondents Aysaita woreda, Afar, 2015

From: Level of exclusive breastfeeding practice in remote and pastoralist community, Aysaita woreda, Afar, Ethiopia

Variables Categories n %
Residence Urban 309 50
Rural 309 50
Wealth Low 199 32.3
Middle 208 33.8
High 209 33.9
Support Yes 571 92.4
No 47 7.6
Mothers age 15–25 296 47.9
26–35 288 46.6
36–45 & above 34 5.5
Marital status Married 588 95.1
Divorced 30 4.9
Educational status Illiterate 375 60.7
Primary 170 27.5
Secondary level & above 73 11.8
Religion Muslim 524 84.8
Christian 94 15.2
Maternal employment Employed 120 19.4
Not employed 498 80.6
Parity 1 133 21.5
2–4 390 63.1
5+ 95 15.4
Delivery place Health facility 396 64.1
Home/At TBA’s house 222 35.9
Delivery type Spontaneous 598 96.8
Cesarean 20 3.2
Child sex Male 341 55.2
Female 277 44.8
Child age Up to 1 month 78 12.6
2 months 83 13.4
3 months 119 19.3
4 months 128 20.7
5 months 116 18.8
6 months 93 15