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Table 2 Time of initiation of breastfeeding

From: Determinants of the early initiation of breastfeeding in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  Initiation of breastfeeding EIBF (%)
<  1 Hour (less than 1 h.) 1 ≤ 24 h >  24 Hours Never breast fed
Region n % n % n % n %
 Northern (Hail): n = 300 79 26.3 86 28.7 84 28 51 17
 Central (Riyadh): n = 500 192 38.4 145 29 115 23 48 9.6
 Western (Jeddah): n = 300 135 45.0 98 33 52 17 15 5
 Eastern (Dammam): n = 300 148 49.3 69 23 73 24.3 10 3.3
 Southern (Jazan): n = 300 188 62.7 59 20 36 12 17 6
Total (KSA): n = 1700 742 43.6 457 26.9 360 21.2 141 8.3