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Table 2 Participant characteristics

From: Vulnerable families and costly formula: a qualitative exploration of infant formula purchasing among peri-urban Peruvian households

Variable Mean +/− SD or N (%)
Maternal socio-demographic characteristics
Maternal age, years 27 +/−  8.1
Maternal educational attainment
 Incomplete primary school (< 6 years) 4 (13.8)
 Incomplete secondary school (6–11 years) 8 (27.6)
 Complete secondary school (12 years) 17 (58.6)
Civil status (single) 5 (17.2)
Parity (primiparous) 5 (17.2)
Property ownership (without land title) 10 (34.5)
Food insecurity access
 Food secure 8 (27.6)
 Mildly food insecure 4 (13.8)
 Moderately food insecure 10 (34.5)
 Severely food insecure 7 (24.1)
Infant and infant feeding characteristics
Type of delivery
 Vaginal 17 (58.6)
 Cesarean 12 (41.4)
Infant birthweight, grams 3139 +/− 785
Infant sex (male) 13 (44.8)
`Age of child upon initiation of formula use
 ` <  1 week 12 (41.4)
 More than 1 week, less than 1 month 10 (34.5)
 1–3 months 5 (17.2)
 3–6 months 2 (6.9)