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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of prelacteal feeding among postnatal mothers presenting to neonatal intensive care unit of Debre Tabor General Hospital, Amhara regional state, North Central Ethiopia, 2019 (n = 321)

From: Prevalence and associated factors of prelacteal feeding among neonates admitted to neonatal intensive care units, North central Ethiopia, 2019

Socio- demographic factors Frequency %
Residence
 Urban 137 42.7
 Rural 184 57.3
Marital status
 Single 43 13.4
 Married 246 76.6
 Divorced 17 5.3
 Widowed 15 4.7
Religion
 Orthodox Christian 262 81.6
 Muslim 37 11.5
 Protestant 22 6.9
Age (years)
 16–20 61 19.0
 20–34 166 51.7
 > 34 94 29.3
Level of education
 Unable to read and write 138 43.0
 Read & write 80 24.9
 Primary education (grades1–8) 61 19.0
 Secondary education (grades 9–12) 23 7.2
 Diploma and above 19 5.9
Average monthly income ($ USA)
 < 37.5 113 35.2
 ≥ 37.5 208 64.8
Parity
 Primiparous 79 24.6
 Multiparaous 242 75.4
Birth spacing (n = 242)
 Short 98 40.5
 Optimal 144 59.5