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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants (N = 237)

From: The relationship between perceived milk supply and exclusive breastfeeding during the first six months postpartum: a cross-sectional study

Variable n %
Age (years), Mean (SD) 30.0 (5.5)
 ≤30 129 54.4
 > 30 108 45.6
Educational level
 High school and less 159 67.1
 College and above 78 32.9
Employment status
 Not working 173 73.0
 Working 64 27.0
Religion
 Islam 214 90.3
 Other 23 9.7
Parity
 Primiparous 95 40.1
 Multiparous 142 59.9
Mode of Delivery
 Vaginal delivery/ Instrumental vaginal delivery 173 73.0
 Cesarean delivery 64 27.0
Delivery location
 Hospital 163 68.8
 Public health center/midwifery clinic 74 31.2
Rooming-in
 No 86 36.3
 Yes 151 63.7
Skin-to-skin contact
 No 71 30.0
 Yes 166 70.0
Infant’s age (months), Mean (SD) 2.7 (1.6)
 0 ~ 1 56 23.6
 2 ~ 3 95 40.1
 4 ~ 5 86 36.3
Infant’s gender
 Girl 127 53.6
 Boy 110 46.4
Infant’s birth weight (g)
  ≤ 3000 95 40.1
  > 3000 142 59.9
Infant sucking behavior
 Negative 37 15.6
 Positive 200 84.4
  1. Note: SD Standard Deviation