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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of study participants, N = 1644

From: Prevalence of and factors associated with early initiation of breastfeeding among women with children aged < 24 months in Kilimanjaro region, northern Tanzania: a community-based cross-sectional study

Variable Frequency Percentage
District of residence
 Rombo 372 22.6
 Moshi urban 170 10.3
 Same 355 21.6
 Mwanga 179 10.9
 Hai 296 18.0
 Siha 272 16.6
Area of residencea
 Urban 365 22.2
 Rural 1278 77.8
Maternal age in yearsa
 15–24 609 37.2
 25–34 733 44.7
 35–49 297 18.1
 Mean ± SD 28 ± 7  
Marital statusa
 Married 1213 73.9
 Single 357 21.7
 Divorced/widow 72 4.4
Maternal education levela
 Non-formal 56 3.4
 Primary 1020 62.1
 Secondary and above 566 34.5
Employed with salarya
 No 1418 86.4
 Yes 224 13.6
Partner education levela
 Non-formal 40 2.8
 Primary 849 58.9
 Secondary and above 552 38.3
  1. aFrequencies do not tally to the total due to missing values in these variables