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Table 2 Relationship between socio-demographic factors and exclusive breastfeeding.

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

Characteristic Duration of breast feeding (in months) N = 380 χ2 (p value)
<2 n (%) 2–4 n (%) 5–7 n (%) 8–12 n (%)
Age (years)
 15–25 85 (22.37) 32 (8.42) 21 (5.53) 0 (0.00) 9.8897 (0.129)
 26–35 124 (32.63) 59 (15.53) 44 (11.58) 4 (1.05)  
 Above 35 4 (1.05) 2 (0.53) 5 (1.32) 0 (0.0)  
Highest level of education
 No formal education 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 1 (0.26) 0 (0.00) 59.0999 (0.000)
 Primary 5 (1.32) 2 (0.53) 17 (4.47) 0 (0.00)  
 J.H.S/middle school 92 (24.21) 41 (10.79) 23 (6.05) 4 (1.05)  
 Secondary/vocational/technical 86 (22.63) 42 (11.05) 23 (6.05) 0 (0.00)  
 Tertiary 30 (7.89) 8 (2.11) 6 (1.58) 0 (0.00)  
Religion
 Christian 190 (50.00) 75 (19.74) 55 (14.47) 4 (1.05) 13.5592 (0.035)
 Moslem 19 (5.00) 18 (4.74) 15 (3.95) 0 (0.00)  
 Traditional 4 (1.05) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00)  
Tribe
 Akan 195 (51.32) 66 (17.37) 57 (15.00) 4 (1.05) 30.6940 (0.000)
 Hausa 6 (1.58) 8 (2.11) 9 (2.37) 0 (0.00)  
 Kotokoli 12 (3.16) 19 (5.00) 4 (1.05) 0 (0.00)  
Number of births
 1–5 203 (53.42) 93 (24.47) 56 (14.74) 4 (1.05) 34.9936 (0.000)
 5–10 8 (2.11) 0 (0.00) 14 (3.68) 0 (0.00)  
 Above 10 2 (0.53) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00)  
Type of employment
 Private 136 (35.79) 55 (14.47) 57 (15.00) 2 (0.53) 18.5756 (0.005)
 Public 29 (7.63) 22 (5.79) 6 (1.58) 2 (0.53)  
 Not applicable 48 (12.63) 16 (4.21) 7 (1.84) 0 (0.00)