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Table 1 Basic characteristics of urban and suburban subpopulations in the NSPGDC at each survey year, 1985–2015

From: Child nutrition to new stage in China: evidence from a series of national surveys, 1985–2015

  Urban Suburban
1985 1995 2005 2015 1985 1995 2005 2015
Sample sizes 79,194 79,154 69,760 83,628 73,680 78,208 69,015 78,146
Feeding patterns within 6 months (%)
 Exclusive or predominant breastfeeding 33.6 53.5 32.8 52.9 60.2 63.1 42.5 53.8
 Partial breastfeeding 43.4 32.7 47.1 34.2 33.1 25.6 41.9 31.0
 Formula feeding 23.0 13.8 20.1 12.9 6.7 11.3 15.6 15.2
College and above (%)
 Father 29.4 49.3 69.6 2.9 10.8 37.2
 Mother 21.9 43.7 67.9 1.4 8.1 35.8
 Annual family income ≥50 thousand Yuan (%) a 35.8 78.2 9.6 61.5
  1. a1 Yuan is approximately equal to 0.16 US dollar
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