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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the surveyed population in Nicaragua

From: Breastfeeding practices in Masaya, Nicaragua: a facility based cross-sectional study

CharacteristicNewborn
N = 97 (%)
Under 5 years old
N = 139 (%)
Employment status
 Work outside the home26 (26.8%)51 (36.6%)
 Housewife71 (73.2%)87 (62.5%)
 In-home business13 (13.4%)19 (13.7%)
Relationship status
 Single11 (11.3%)24 (17.2%)
 In a relationship73 (75.3%)61 (43.8%)
 Married13 (13.4%)53 (38.2%)
Education level
 Incomplete primary school21 (21.7%)36 (25.9%)
 Completed primary school27 (27.8%)39 (28.1%)
 Completed secondary school32 (33.0%)42 (30.2%)
 Completed university or beyond17 (17.5%)22 (15.9%)
Child’s sex
 Male49 (50.5%)67 (48.2%)
 Female48 (49.5%)72 (51.8%)
Delivery route
 Vaginal56 (57.7%)84 (60.4%)
 C- section41 (42.3%)55 (39.6%)
 Preterm24 (24.7%)35 (25.2%)
 Complications at delivery21 (21.7%)45 (32.4%)
House members
 Father of child74 (76.0%)115 (82.7%)
 Grandparents40 (41.6%)57 (41.0%)
 Aunts/uncles19 (19.6%)23 (16.5%)
 Other children55 (56.7%)89 (64.0%)
Head of household
 Mother/father65 (64.9%)110 (79.2%)
 Grandparent30 (30.9%)28 (20.1%)
 Other2 (2.1%)0 (0%)
Toilet
 Indoor toilet48 (49.4%)65 (46.7%)
 Latrine49 (50.6%)74 (53.3%)
Childcare
 Parents63 (64.7%)117 (84.1%)
 Family32 (32.8%)41 (29.4%)
 Daycare3 (3.0%)1 (0.7%)
Transportation to hospital
 Walk/bike6 (6.3%)11 (7.9%)
 Taxi32 (32.9%)23 (16.5%)
 Bus45 (46.4%)95 (68.4%)
 Personal vehicle14 (14.4%)10 (7.2%)
Transportation to health center
 Walk/bike45 (46.4%)70 (50.4%)
 Taxi19 (19.6%)30 (21.6%)
 Bus19 (19.5%)29 (20.8%)
 Personal vehicle14 (14.4%)9 (6.4%)
 Mean (range)Mean (range)
Age (years)25.2 (16–43)28.4 (17–46)
Total school attendance (years)9.30 (1–19)8.88 (1–20)
Number of children2.13 (1–8)2.21 (1–7)
First prenatal visit (weeks gestation)14.0 (1–41)10.9 (1–40)
Birthweight (grams)3184 (1588–4082)3252 (1089–5670)