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Table 1 Breastfeeding, infant and maternal characteristics

From: Effect of exclusive breastfeeding on selected adverse health and nutritional outcomes: a nationally representative study

Parameter Mean/Prevalence (95% CI)
Perinatal and Infant characteristics
 Exclusively breastfed % 56.4 (53.2–59.5))
 Child age in months, mean 3.23 (3.16–3.32)
 Female child % 48.5 (47.1–49.9)
 Delivery by cesarean section % 18.2 (17.0–19.5)
 Low birth weight % 19.4 (18.0–20.8)
Maternal and Household characteristics
 Age at delivery, mean 23.6 (23.5–23.7)
 No formal occupation % 84.7 (83.4–85.9)
 Formal services % 15.3 (14.1–16.6)
Institutional education (primary or above) % 64.8 (63.1–66.4)
 Household poor wealth quintile % 41.6 (39.743.6)
 Household rich wealth quintile % 38.5 (36.3–40.6)
 Antenatal care received in number, mean 2.59 (2.53–2.64)
 Birth interval in months, mean 56.4 (55.5–57.3)
Prevalence of adverse health and nutritional outcome
 Diarrhea in the two weeks prior to the survey % 8.3 (7.5–9.3)
 Fever in the two weeks prior to the survey % 42.2 (40.7.9–43.6)
 Acute respiratory infection in the two weeks prior to the survey % 18.5 (17.5–19.5)
 At least one of the above three health outcomes during two weeks prior to the survey % 48.9 (47.5–50.2)
 Stunting% 18.1 (17.2–19.3)
 Wasting % 17.3 (16.0–18.5)
 Underweight % 28.8 (27.5–30.2)
 At least one of the above three nutritional outcomes % 49.6 (48.2–51.1)