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Table 5 Characteristics of mothers in the interviews (n = 84)

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

Social demographic Number (total = 84) Percentage, %
Maternal occupations
 Unemployed 36 43
 Agriculture-related 3 4
 Business & White collar 45 53
Maternal education
 Primary school 5 6
 Middle school 23 27
 High school 17 20
 College and above 39 47
Maternal region
 Local 53 64
 Migrant 31 36
Household income
  ≤ 50,000 yuan 23 27
 50,000–100,000 yuan 29 35
 100,000–200,000 yuan 20 24
  ≥ 200,000 yuan 12 14
Delivery method
 Vaginal delivery 41 49
 Cesarean section 43 51
Infant sex
 Female 41 49
 Male 43 51