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Table 1 Study participants’ socio-demographic characteristicsa

From: Maternal knowledge, outcome expectancies and normative beliefs as determinants of cessation of exclusive breastfeeding: a cross-sectional study in rural Kenya

  Estimate
Mothers Characteristicsb
Mothers’ age (years) (mean ± SD) 27.3 ± 7.2
School years (mean ± SD) 8.5 ± 2.8
Highest grade:
None 1.8
Some Primary 27.9
Completed Primary 36.2
Secondary School 31.1
Post-Secondary School 3.0
Children’s Characteristicsc:
Female 49
Age (months) (mean ± SD) 8.4 ± 6.2
Less than 6 months old 42.3
6 to 12 months old 35.5
Greater than 12 months old 22.3
Birth weight (mean ± SD) 3.3 ± 0.6
Low birth weight 16
Premature birth 5.5
  1. aEstimates are percentages unless indicated otherwise
  2. b N = 399 for mothers age and 398 for mother’s education
  3. c N = 400 for child’s sex, age and prematurity status; n = 398 for child’s birth weight