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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of surveyed infants under 6 months, n (%)

From: Determinants of exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months in China: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics 0–1 months 2–3 months 4–5 months Total
(n = 1770) (n = 1750) (n = 1717) (n = 5237)
Areas
 Large cities 632 (35.7) 617 (35.3) 593 (34.5) 1842 (35.2)
 Middle and small cities 586 (33.1) 569 (32.5) 550 (32.0) 1705 (32.6)
 General rural areas 270 (15.3) 281 (16.1) 288 (16.8) 839 (16.0)
 Poor rural areas 282 (15.9) 283 (16.2) 286 (16.7) 851 (16.2)
Child sex
 Boys 890 (50.3) 883 (50.5) 845 (49.2) 2618 (50.0)
 Girls 880 (49.7) 867 (49.5) 872 (50.8) 2619 (50.0)