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Table 1 Background characteristics of participants, N = 30

From: Institutional support for breastfeeding in Ghana: a case study of University of Education, Winneba

Characteristics Frequency %
Age of mother (years)
 23–27 6 20.0
 28–32 12 40.0
 33–37 8 26.7
 38–42 4 13.3
Total 30 100
Mean age 31 ± 6
Age of baby (months)
 0–3 8 26.7
 4–7 11 36.7
 8–11 6 20.0
 12+ 5 16.6
Total 30 100
Mean age of baby 5 ± 5
Marital status
 Married 24 80.0
 Single 6 20.0
 Divorce 0 0.0
 Widow 0 0.0
Total 30 100
Parity
 1 4 13.3
 2 8 26.7
 3 12 40.0
 4 6 20.0
Total 30 100
Religion
 Christian 21 70
 Muslim 9 30
 Others 0 0.00
Total 30 100
Program
 Diploma 6 20.0
 Undergraduate 20 66.7
 Graduate 4 13.3
Total 30 100
Ethnicity
 Akan 12 40.0
 Ewe 4 13.3
 Ga 3 10.0
 Others 11 36.7
Total 30 100
  1. Constructed by authors using field data; analyzed using Microsoft Excel