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Table 2 Sample description of mothers’ socio-economic characteristics

From: Breastfeeding practices and complementary feeding in Ecuador: implications for localized policy applications and promotion of breastfeeding: a pooled analysis

Indicators   Cumbayá Galapagos Morona Santiago (urban) Morona Santiago (rural)
   n % n % n % n %
Marital status Divorced or separated 11 4 15 6 13 4 33 7
Married with partner 257 85 207 85 240 78 389 79
Single 33 11 22 9 55 18 73 15
Educational level Primary 21 7 25 10 125 40 268 54
Secondary 108 36 143 58 164 53 217 44
University 172 57 78 32 20 6 10 2
Mother’s age 15 to 19 9 3 22 9 58 19 76 15
20 to 29 123 41 114 46 159 52 256 52
30 to 49 169 56 111 45 92 30 162 33
Type of birth Cesarean 175 58 97 39 13 4 7 1
Vaginal 126 42 149 61 296 96 488 99
Total 301 100 247 100 309 100 495 100