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Table 3 Child characteristics and breastfeeding patterns, 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 Percent
Age in months
 0–11 872 52.7
 12–23 783 47.3
 Mean ± SD 11 ± 7  
Sex
 Male 814 49.5
 Female 829 50.5
Birthweight in kilograms (Kgs)a
 < 2.5 113 7.0
 ≥ 2.5 1498 93.0
Breastfeeding initiation
 Early initiation (within 1 h after birth) 1150 70.0
 Late initiation (after 1 h) 494 30.0
Child given prelacteal feeda
 No 1467 89.2
 Yes 176 10.8
Child given colostruma
 No 69 4.1
 Yes 1574 95.9
  1. aVariables with missing information