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Table 1 Socio-demographic and medical history of mothers, who had infant aged from six months to one year, attended public facilities in Mekelle town, from December 2010 – January 2011

From: Timely initiation of complementary feeding and associated factors among children aged 6 to 12 months in Northern Ethiopia: an institution-based cross-sectional study

Variables Category Frequency (n) Percentage
Age of the mother 15–19 29 6.9
20–24 141 33.4
25–29 133 31.5
30+ 119 29.2
Educational status of women Illiterate 112 26.5
1–4 25 5.9
5–8 93 22.0
9–10 104 24.7
11+ 88 20.9
Husband education (n = 324) Illiterate 98 23.2
1–4 15 3.6
5–8 73 17.3
9–10 86 20.4
11+ 150 35.5
Number of pregnancy 1–2 275 65.2
3–5 113 26.8
6+ 34 8.1
Months of pregnancy during Initiation of ANC (n = 368) 1–3 113 30.7
4+ 255 69.3
Frequency of ANC (n = 368) 1–4 254 69.0
5+ 114 31.0
Place of birth Home 87 20.6
Public facility 313 74.2
Health post 4 0.9
Private clinic 18 4.3
Individual who assisted the delivery TBA/TTBA 20 4.7
Mother 59 14.0
Relatives 19 4.5
HEWs 7 1.7
  Health professional 317 75.1