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Table 1 Characteristics of the respondents (n = 171)

From: Determinants of non-exclusive breastfeeding practice during the first 6 months after an elective caesarean birth: a prospective cohort study

Variable Frequency (%)
Age group (years)
 20–30 62 (36.3)
 31–40 101 (59.0)
  > 40 8 (4.7)
Race
 Malay 169 (98.8)
 Chinese 2 (1.2)
Highest education level
 Non formal/Primary 5 (3.0)
 Secondary 83 (48.5)
 Tertiary 83 (48.5)
Employment status
 Employed 99 (57.9)
 Unemployed 72 (42.1)
Parity
 Nulliparous 36 (21.0)
 Primiparous/multiparous 135 (79.0)
Age of last child (year) (n = 135)
  ≤ 5 111 (82.2)
  > 5 24 (17.8)