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Table 2 Infant feeding practice by residence

From: Correlates of exclusive breastfeeding practices in rural and urban Niger: a community-based cross-sectional study

Variable Urban Rural
(n = 234) (n = 283)
n (%) n (%)
Initiation of breastfeeding
 Within 1 h 162 (69.2) 256 (90.5)
 After 1 h 72 (30.8) 26 (9.2)
 Unknown 0 (0.0) 1 (0.4)
Colostrum feeding
 Yes 231 (98.7) 277 (97.9)
 No 3 (1.3) 6 (2.1)
Prelacteal feeding
 Yes 168 (71.8) 80 (28.3)
 No 65 (27.8) 203 (71.3)
 Unknown 1 (0.4) 0 (0.0)
Feeding status in last 24 h
 Only breastfeeding 95 (40.6) 214 (75.6)
 Not only breastfeeding 136 (58.1) 69 (24.4)
 Unknown 3 (1.3) 0 (0.0)
Feeding status since birth
 EBF 37 (15.8) 154 (54.4)
 Predominant breastfeeding 94 (40.2) 92 (32.5)
 Complementary feeding 103 (44.0) 37 (13.1)
Duration of EBF
 Within 1 week after birth 183 (78.2) 88 (31.1)
 After 1 week of birth 4 (1.7) 12 (4.2)
 -1 month 2 (0.9) 9 (3.2)
 1-2 months 0 (0.0) 10 (3.5)
 2-3 months 1 (0.4) 0 (0.0)
 3-4 months 1 (0.4) 2 (0.7)
 4-5 months 2 (0.9) 0 (0.0)
 5-6 months 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
 After 6 months of birth 3 (1.3) 0 (0.0)
 EBF continue 37 (15.8) 154 (54.4)
 Unknown 1 (0.4) 8 (2.8)
  1. Note: EBF was defined as breastfeeding only with receiving breast milk, ORS, vitamins, minerals and medicines since birth