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Table 1 Description of study sample

From: Postpartum depression and infant feeding practices in a low income urban settlement in Nairobi-Kenya

Demographic variables N %
Maternal age
 Less than 20 years 19 9.5%
 20–25 years 81 40.5%
 25 years and up 100 50.0%
Marital status
 Married 174 87.0%
 Single/divorced/separated/widowed 26 13.0%
Maternal education
 None 5 2.5%
 Primary only 128 64.0%
 Secondary only 64 32.0%
 Tertiary only 3 1.5%
Occupation
 Housewife/stay at home 118 59.0%
 Employed 15 7.5%
 Has business 52 26.0%
 Other 15 7.5%
Monthly income
 Less than 5000 Ksh 37 18.5%
 5000–10,000 Ksh 157 78.5%
 Above 10,000 Ksh 6 3.0%
Living situation
 Temporary 79 39.5%
 Semi-temporary 114 57.0%
 Permanent 7 3.5%
Infant nutrition classification
 Normal 131 65.5%
 Mild malnutrition 41 20.5%
 Moderate malnutrition 28 14.0%
Breast feeding practice
 Exclusive breast-feeding 146 73.0%
 Non-exclusive breast-feeding 54 27.0%
EPDS Score
 Mean, SD 6.23 4.92
Infant age in months
 Mean, SD 1.01 0.71