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Table 3 Characteristics of peer supporters who supported at least one mother in the RUBY RCTa

From: Implementing a successful proactive telephone breastfeeding peer support intervention: volunteer recruitment, training, and intervention delivery in the RUBY randomised controlled trial

Participant characteristic n
(n = 230)
%
Peer supporter’s age in years (mean = 33.9)
 18–25 years 3 1.3
 26–34 years 125 54.4
  ≥ 35 years 102 44.4
Number of children at time of enrolment (range 1–7)
 One child 120 52.2
 Two children 85 37.2
 More than two children 25 10.9
Number of children breastfed (, range 1–7)
 One child 127 55.2
 Two children 79 34.3
 More than two children 25 10.9
 Youngest baby’s age at time of enrolment (months) (range 3–312) mean 16.7, SD 26.8
 Longest duration of breastfeeding an individual child (months) (range 6–60) mean 15.7, SD 7.5
Country of birth
 Australia 189 82.2
 Other (UK = 11; NZ = 5; USA = 3; India = 2; Lebanon = 2; Argentina, Afghanistan, Belarus, Brazil, China, Fiji, Germany, Ireland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea and Switzerland all = 1; Not stated = 6) 41 17.8
 Current member of Australian Breastfeeding Association 80 34.8
 Total number of mothers each peer supported in RUBY RCT (range 1–11) mean 2.5, SD 1.7,
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