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Table 2 Breastfeeding initiation by socio-demographic characteristics of mothers in Goba Woreda, South East Ethiopia

From: Determinants of timely initiation of breastfeeding among mothers in Goba Woreda, South East Ethiopia: A cross sectional study

Socio-demographic Variable Time interval at which BF was initiated  
   ≤ 1 hour N (%) > 1 hour N (%) P-value
Age of mothers(year) 15-19 23(53.5) 20(46.5) 0.356
  20-24 84(48.8) 88(51.2)  
  25-29 123(57.2) 92(42.8)  
  30-35 46(46.5) 53(53.5)  
  35+ 38(54.3) 32(45.7)  
Educational Status Illiterate 61(44.2) 77(55.8) 0.025
  Read/Write only 50(52.6) 45(47.4)  
  Primary(1-8) 148(54.6) 123(45.4)  
  Secondary and above (9+) 61(64.2) 34(35.8)  
Marital status Married 300(52.6) 270(47.4) 0.730
  Never married 4(40.0) 6(60.0)  
  Other* 10(52.6) 9(47.4)  
Occupation Employed 7(53.8) 6(46.2) 0.163
  Business Woman 16(66.7) 8(33.3)  
  Farmer 16(40.0) 24(60.0)  
  Student 10(66.7) 5(33.3)  
  House wife 260(52.8) 232(47.2)  
  Others** 5(33.3) 10(66.7)  
Place of residence Urban 86(73.5) 31(26.5) < 0.0001
  Rural 228(47.3) 254(52.7)  
Sex of infant Male 164(51.9) 152(48.1) 0.851
  Female 150(53.0) 133(47.0)