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Table 1 Family demographic and health characteristics

From: Complementary feeding practices among infants and young children in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Characteristics n = 1822 (%)
Maternal Age (years)
 17–19 20 (1.1)
 20–24 247 (13.6)
 25–34 1152 (63.2)
 35–51 403 (22.1)
Maternal Origin
 Emirati 596 (32.7)
 Non Emirati-Arab 611 (33.5)
 Non Emirati-Non Arab 615 (33.8)
Marital Status
 Married 1787 (98.1)
 Un-married 35 (1.9)
Maternal Educationa
  < High School 80 (4.4)
 High School 339 (18.8)
 University 1382 (76.7)
Paternal Educationb
  < High School 39 (2.1)
 High School 205 (11.3)
 University 1570 (86.5)
Maternal Employment
 Employed 722 (39.6)
 Not Employed 1100 (60.4)
Family Financial Well Being
 Excellent/Very Good 1211 (66.5)
 Good 487 (26.7)
 Fair 106 (5.8)
 Poor/Very Poor 18 (1.0)
  1. a21 and b8 missing data