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Table 2 Characteristics of study participants, Nairobi informal settlements, Kenya

From: Patterns and determinants of breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices in urban informal settlements, Nairobi Kenya

Category (%)
Sex  
   Girls 50.5
   Boys 49.6
Mother's age  
   < 25 years 53.6
   25-34 years 32.5
   35+ years 6.4
   Missing 7.5
Mother's Marital Status  
   In union currently 83.3
   Ever in union 7.2
   Never in union 9.2
   Missing 0.3
Mother's ethnicity  
   Kikuyu 24.1
   Luhya 16.0
   Luo 18.0
   Kamba 18.8
   Other 15.7
   Missing 7.5
Mother's education level  
   < Secondary 70.7
   Secondary+ 21.9
   Missing 7.5
Mother's Parity  
   One (ref) 33.0
   Two 27.8
   Three+ 39.0
   Missing 0.3
Pregnancy desirability*  
   Wanted at conception 49.8
   Wanted later 37.2
   Never wanted 12.4
   Missing 0.5
Delivery place*  
   Health Facility 71.4
   Home 28.3
   Missing 0.3
Perceived size at birth*  
   Normal 69.5
   Smaller 14.2
   Larger 15.6
   Missing 0.7
SES (Expenditure) Category  
   Poorest 55.0
   Middle 29.0
   Least Poor 7.3
   Missing 8.6
Slum of residence  
   Korogocho 52
   Viwandani 48
  1. *Refers to the index child