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Table 1 Sociodemographic and economic characteristics of fathers and mothers

From: A cross-sectional comparison of breastfeeding knowledge, attitudes, and perceived partners’ support among expectant couples in Mekelle, Ethiopia

Variables Mothers
N = 128
Fathers
N = 128
Age (years) Mean (26.8 + 4.7) Mean (34 + 7.3)
Religion
 Orthodox Christian 121 (94.5%)
 Other 7 (5.5%)
Educational Status
 Primary school 39 (30.4%) 42 (32.8%)
 Secondary school 56 (43.8%) 48 (37.5%)
 Tertiary 33 (25.8%) 38 (29.7%)
Household income Mean (3629.5 + 2170.9)
Employment
 No job 60 (46.9%) 14 (10.9%)
 Own job 41 (32%) 67 (53.9%)
 Employed 27 (21.1%) 47 (35.2%)
Number of Children
 0 58 (46%)
 1 35 (27%)
 2 and above 35 (27%)