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Table 1 Percentage distribution of the variables in the study population (n=593)

From: Patterns and determinants of breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices of Emirati Mothers in the United Arab Emirates

Variables No %
Maternal Age ( years ) **   
<25 222 37.4
26 – 30 211 35.6
31 – 35 102 17.2
36+ 58 9.8
Mother’s employment**   
Working 91 15.3
Not working 502 84.7
Mother’s education level   
Illiterate 34 5.7
Primary 73 12.0
high school 317 53.5
Higher education 169 28.5
Parity**   
Primiparous 171 28.8
Multiparous 422 71.2
Delivery method **   
Normal 495 83.5
C – section 98 16.5
Types of contraceptive**   
None 360 60.7
Non- Hormonal 57 29.7
hormonal 176 9.6
Nipple problems   
Yes 246 41.5
No 347 58.5
Infant sex ** 345 58.2
Male 248 41.8
Female   
Infant birth weight(kg) **   
<2.5 88 14.8
2-3.0 182 30.7
3.1-4.0 291 49.1
>4.0 12 2.0
Rooming in**   
With the mother 517 87.2
In separate room 76 12.8
Feeding Pattern**   
No breastfeeding 10 1.7
Any Breastfeeding 583 98.3
Frequency of breast feeding *,**   
Upon demand 315 88.5
Scheduled 41 11.8
No. of breastfeeds at night**   
None 117 19.7
1-3 346 58.3
4-6 130 21.9
Initiation time of first breastfeed   
≤ one hour 470 80.6
> one hour 113 19.4
  1. * included only infants who were still breastfeeding at the time of study.
  2. ** Chi-square analysis, P<0.005.