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Table 1 Sample profile

From: Breastfeeding and sucking habits in children enrolled in a mother-child health program

Variable N %
Sex   
Male 139 55.2
Female 113 44.8
Age range (months)   
30 to 36 73 28.9
37 to 42 132 52.4
43 to 48 47 18.7
Birth weight (grams)   
2,500 – 3,500 133 52.9
3,501 – 4,500 115 45.6
4,501 – 5,000 04 1.5
Family income (minimum wage)   
≤ 1 99 39.3
2 – 3 114 45.2
≥ 3 39 15.5
Caregiver   
Mother 233 92.5
Father 08 3.2
Other 11 4.3
Number of visits in the program   
1 – 3 178 70.6
4 – 6 52 20.6
7 – 9 22 8.8
Exclusive breastfeeding (months)   
< 1 34 13.5
2-3 39 15.5
4-5 57 22.6
≥ 6 122 48.4
Predominant breastfeeding (months)   
< 1 11 4.4
2 – 3 17 6.7
4 – 5 30 11.9
≥ 6 194 77.0
Breastfeeding (months)   
1-6 43 17.1
7 – 12 100 39.7
13 – 24 56 22.2
> 24 53 21.0