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Table 2 Distribution of Child Characteristics in the Study Sample

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

Child Characteristics n = 1822 (%)
Child’s Age in Months at Interview
  < 1 (< 30 days) 23 (1.3)
 1–3 (30–91 days) 399 (21.9)
 4–6 (92–180 days) 419 (23.0)
 7–12 (181–365 days) 472 (25.9)
 13–18 (367–540 days) 296 (16.2)
 19–24 (541–729 days) 213 (11.7)
Gendera
 Female 932 (51.4)
 Male 879 (48.6)
Delivery Typeb
 Vaginal 1252 (68.9)
 Cesarean Section 566 (31.1)
Gestational Agec
  < 37 weeks 128 (7.0)
  ≥ 37 weeks 1681 (92.3)
Birth Weight (grams)
  < 37 weeks (mean ± SD) 2351 ± 727
  ≥37 weeks (mean ± SD) 3127 ± 424
Ever Breast Fed
 Yes 1742 (95.6)
 No 80 (4.4)
Still Breast Feeding
 Yes 1186 (65.1)
 No 636 (34.9)
Started Complementary Feeding
 Yes 938 (51.5)
 No 884 (48.5)
Age at which Complementary Feeding was Initiated (n = 938)
  <  6 months (< 180 days) 261 (27.8)
  ≥ 6 months (≥180 days) 677 (72.2)
  1. a11, b4 and c13 missing data