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Table 1 Description of surveys and sample sizes

From: Maternal and child factors associated with timely initiation of breastfeeding in sub-Saharan Africa

Country Survey year Samplea Sampleb Samplec Sampled
Angola 2015–16 14,322 3043 1402 1394
Burkina Faso 2017–18 15,044 2885 2972 2909
Benin 2010 13,407 4943 4417 4413
Burundi 2015–16 13,192 2591 2703 2609
Congo DR 2018 18,716 3704 3663 3452
Congo 2015 9329 2067 1064 1005
Cameroon 2012 11,732 2441 1568 1470
Ethiopia 2011–12 10,641 4016 4255 4096
Gabon 2013–14 6067 1682 235 212
Ghana 2016 5884 1218 1222 1171
Gambia 2012 8088 1677 1654 1596
Guinea 2013 7039 1447 1471 1429
Kenya 2014 20,964 7861 3581 3402
Comoros 2018 3149 1259 1253 1129
Liberia 2014 7606 1499 1310 1281
Lesotho 2014 3138 655 640 204
Malawi 2013 17,286 2207 1990 1878
Mali 2016 10,326 1960 2214 2138
Niger 2018 12,558 2283 2442 2334
Namibia 2013 5046 952 861 819
Rwanda 2012 7856 1524 1580 1526
Sierra Leone 2015 11,938 2150 2204 2108
Senegal 2017 12,326 1908 1764 1710
Chad 2013 18,623 4217 4287 4052
Togo 2016 6979 1395 874 838
Tanzania 2014 10,233 4163 4123 3964
Uganda 2016 15,522 1954 1924 1811
Zambia 2018 13,457 5043 2959 2793
Zimbabwe 2015 6132 2240 2355 2293
Total   316,600 74,984 62,992 60,038
  1. aAll children under-five; bchildren under 2 years; cchildren whose mothers had information on breastfeeding; dchildren whose mothers had complete information on all variables of interest