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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of mothers in Debre Tabort, Northwestern Ethiopia, 2017 (n = 297)

From: Early initiation of breastfeeding and colostrum feeding among mothers of children aged less than 24 months in Debre Tabor, northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Frequency (N) Percent (%)
Age
 < 30 36 12.1
 20–34 178 59.9
  > 34 83 27.9
Religion
 Orthodox 262 88.2
 Muslim 30 10.1
 Protestant 5 1.7
Occupation
 Housewife 148 49.8
 Governmental employee 66 22.2
 Merchant 44 14.8
 Private employee 27 9.1
 Student 12 4
Educational status
 Unable to read and write 28 9.4
 Able to read and write 48 16.2
 Primary school 21 7.1
 Secondary school 80 26.9
 College and above 120 40.4
Marital status
 Married 282 94.9
 Divorced 8 2.7
 Widowed 5 1.7
 Single 2 0.7
Husband education
 Unable to read and write 10 3.4
 Able to read and write 14 4.7
 Primary school 40 13.4
 Secondary school 70 23.6
 College and above 148 49.8
Husband occupation
 Governmental employee 169 56.9
 Merchant 80 26.9
 Private employee 29 9.8
 Farmer 4 1.3
Family size
 1–2 172 57.9
 3–4 100 33.7
 > 4 25 8.4
 Total 297 100