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Table 2 The numbers and percentages of mothers involved in various breastfeeding practices across different occupational fields

From: The association between work related factors and breastfeeding practices among Chinese working mothers: a mixed-method approach

  Unemployed Agriculture related Industry related Business and white collar Total
  n % n % n % n % n %
Early initiation 2672 68.34 1407 72.64 156 65.82 2755 75.67 6990 71.88
Current BF 3371 86.21 1780 91.89 216 91.14 3107 85.33 8474 87.14
Ever BF 3794 97.21 1894 97.88 230 97.05 3566 98.16 9484 97.69
Exclusive BF (0–6 months) 298 15.05 205 22.14 15 12.00 241 12.65 759 15.38
Predominant BF (0–6 months) 634 32.02 490 52.92 33 26.40 404 21.21 1561 31.62