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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of mothers having children aged 6–24 months from Burao town, Somaliland, 2019 (n = 464)

From: Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life and its associated factors among children age 6-24 months in Burao district, Somaliland

VariableCategoryFrequencyPercentage
Age15–2414030.2
25–3427659.5
≥ 354810.3
Marital statusMarried40186.4
Divorced469.9
Widowed173.7
Level of education of the motherNo formal education24051.7
Elementary school10622.8
Higher school and above11825.4
Occupation status of the motherHouse wife31868.5
Merchant6413.8
Private company employed102.2
Government employed5712.3
Daily labor153.2
Level of education of the fatherNo formal education9019.4
Elementary school15232.8
Higher school and above22247.8
Occupation status of the fatherMerchant12526.9
Private company employed14330.8
Government employed10923.5
Daily labor8518.3
Othera20.5
Family monthly income100–200$18539.9
201–400$17237.1
>  400$10723.1
Sex of the childMale22448.3
Female24051.7
  1. aOther = student