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Table 1 Demographic and breastfeeding characteristics of pregnant women in Ethiopia (n = 468)

From: Adaptation and validation of the Iowa infant feeding attitude scale and the breastfeeding knowledge questionnaire for use in an Ethiopian setting

VariablesNo.%
Age
  < 205010.7
 20–3439083.3
 35–40286.0
 Mean ± SD25.2 (4.96)
Marital status
 Married468100
Educational status
 Illiterate34974.6
 Primary school9019.2
 Secondary school296.2
Occupation
 House wife/farmer43993.8
 Othera296.2
Wealth index
 Lowest9420.0
 Second9420.0
 Middle9320.0
 Fourth9420.0
 Highest9320.0
Parity
 Primiparous8618.4
 Multiparous38281.6
Gestational age
 Mean ± SD27.35.96
Number of children (n = 370)
 Mean ± SD2.71.44
Intention to breastfeed (n = 468)
 Yes468100
Intention to breastfeed for ≥ 24 months (n = 468)
 Yes39584.4
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