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Table 2 Reproductive 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
Paritya
 1 565 34.4
 2 428 26.0
 ≥ 3 650 39.6
Median (IQR) 2 (1,3)  
Number of antenatal care visitsa
 < 4 376 23.1
 ≥ 4 1254 76.9
Antenatal care breastfeeding counselinga
 No 573 35.2
 Yes 1054 64.8
Place of birtha
 Health facility 1418 87.1
 Home/Others 209 12.9
Level of health facility of birth (n = 765)a
 Dispensary 190 12.3
 Health center 392 25.5
 Hospital 959 62.2
Breastfeeding support immediately after birth by providera
 No 611 71.5
 Yes 244 28.5
  1. aFrequencies do not tally to the total due to missing values in these variables