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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of participants.

From: Factors influencing the practice of exclusive breastfeeding among nursing mothers in a peri-urban district of Ghana

Variables Frequency (N = 380) Percent (%)
Age (years)
 15–25 138 36.3
 26–35 231 60.8
 Above 35 11 2.9
Primary language
 Twi 318 83.7
 Hausa 23 6.0
 English 4 1.1
 Kotokoli 35 9.2
Highest level of education
 No formal education 1 0.3
 Primary 24 6.3
 J.H.S/middle school 160 42.1
 S.H.S/vocational/technical 151 39.7
 Tertiary 44 11.6
Marital status
 Single 107 28.2
 Married 269 70.8
 Divorced 4 1.1
Tribe
 Akan 322 84.7
 Hausa 23 6.1
 Kotokoli 35 9.2
Number of births
 1–5 356 93.7
 5–10 22 5.8
Employment status
 Full time employed 105 27.6
 Part-time 2 0.5
 Self-employed 188 49.5
 Unemployed 85 22.4
Type of employment (N = 309)
 Private 250 80.8
Region
 Christian 324 85.3
 Moslem 52 13.7
 Traditional 4 1.1