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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of mothers of infants less than 6 months of age, Tigray & SNNPR, (n = 584)

From: Prevalence and factors associated with exclusive breastfeeding among rural mothers of infants less than six months of age in Southern Nations, Nationalities, Peoples (SNNP) and Tigray regions, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

VariablesNumbers (n)Percent (%)
Age of mothers in years
 15–2418632.0
 25–2915827.2
 30–3412421.3
 35–4911319.5
Age of child in months
 0–119132.7
 2–321737.2
 4–517630.1
Sex of child
 Male28649
 Female29851
Religion of Mother
 Orthodox Christian26445.2
 Protestant28548.8
 Muslim274.6
 Others81.4
Mothers educational status
 Never attend school26246.0
 Primary and above30854.0
Marital status
 Single101.7
 Married56095.9
 Divorced/separated142.4
Mothers occupation
 Farmer305.2
 Employed91.5
 Self-employed366.2
 House wife49885.4
 Others101.7