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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

Variables No. %
Age
  < 20 50 10.7
 20–34 390 83.3
 35–40 28 6.0
 Mean ± SD 25.2 (4.96)
Marital status
 Married 468 100
Educational status
 Illiterate 349 74.6
 Primary school 90 19.2
 Secondary school 29 6.2
Occupation
 House wife/farmer 439 93.8
 Othera 29 6.2
Wealth index
 Lowest 94 20.0
 Second 94 20.0
 Middle 93 20.0
 Fourth 94 20.0
 Highest 93 20.0
Parity
 Primiparous 86 18.4
 Multiparous 382 81.6
Gestational age
 Mean ± SD 27.3 5.96
Number of children (n = 370)
 Mean ± SD 2.7 1.44
Intention to breastfeed (n = 468)
 Yes 468 100
Intention to breastfeed for ≥ 24 months (n = 468)
 Yes 395 84.4
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