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Table 1 Socio-demographic and health characteristics of respondents

From: Exclusive breastfeeding practices and associated factors among lactating mothers of infants aged 6–24 months in the Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana

Variable Category n = 160 %
Age Below 29 years 64 40.0
30–49 years 96 60.0
Marital status Married 142 88.8
Single 18 11.2
Education No education 9 5.6
Basic level 45 28.1
Secondary level 67 41.9
Tertiary level 39 24.4
Religion Christianity 130 81.3
Muslim 27 16.9
Traditionalist 3 1.9
Employment status Employed 141 88.1
Unemployed 19 11.9
Child’s gender Male 69 43.1
Female 91 56.9
Child’s age 6–11 months 45 28.1
12–17 months 85 53.1
18–24 months 30 18.8
Parity (number of deliveries) 1–2 72 45.0
3–4 51 31.9
5 or more 37 23.1
Mode of delivery Through surgical operation 39 24.4
Normal delivery 121 75.6
Income (GHS) Less than 500 cedis 49 30.6
500 cedis or more 111 69.4
Past illness (3 months) Yes 110 68.8
No 50 31.2
Disability status Yes 33 20.6
No 127 79.4
Sore nipple Yes 44 27.5
No 116 72.5
NCDs Yes 16 10.0
No 144 90.0