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Table 1 Demographic and health characteristics of the population from the urban informal settlements chosen for the study

From: “Everybody breastfeeds if they have milk”: factors that shape exclusive breastfeeding practices in informal settlements of Mumbai, India

Characteristics Mankhurd Govandi
Household Characteristics
 Total number of households 603 692
 House ownership – rental 334 (55%) 336 (49%)
 Average household size 6 5
 Average no of children in a household 3 2
Religion
 Muslim 500 (83%) 442 (64%)
 Hindu 100 (17%) 244 (35%)
 Others 3 (<  1%) 6 (< 1%)
Education
 No formal schooling 225 (37%) 192 (28%)
Child statistics
 No of children under 2 years identified 411 442
 Institutional delivery 365 (89%) 412 (93%)
 Low birthweighta 57 (21%), n = 275 86 (23%), n = 369
 Nutritional levelb n = 369 n = 375
 Wasted 56 (15%) 81 (22%)
 Stunted 149 (40%) 167 (45%)
  1. a- based on available data for birthweight
  2. b - based on available data for anthropometric measurements
  3. Source: Baseline report of the study area, 2016