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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants in Sub-Saharan Africa

From: Magnitude and determinants of breastfeeding initiation within one hour among reproductive women in Sub-Saharan Africa; evidence from demographic and health survey data: a multilevel study

Variables Ferequency Percentage
Women education
 No education 138,614 42.15
 Primary 107,871 32.80
 Secondary 82,372 25.05
Weaklth Index
 Poor 158,196 48.10
 Middle 65,092 19.79
 Rich 105,569 32.10
Womens age
 < 20 197,416 60.94
 20–34 125,677 38.80
 34 +  840 0.26
Marital status
 Single 20,295 6.17
 Married 235,871 71.72
 Divorced 72,691 22.10
Huasband/partner educational status
 No education 111,090 39.38
 Primary 76,266 27.04
 Secondary 94,734 33.58
Birth order of child
 1 70,759 21.52
 2–3 113,740 34.59
 4–5 75,051 22.82
 6 +  69,307 21.08
Trimester at ANC visit
 1st trimester 73,876 37.99
 2nd trimester 116,773 60.05
 3rd trimester 3,822 1.97
No of ANC vist
 None 24,983 11.22
 1–3 76,592 34.40
 4 +  121,076 54.38
Place of delivery
 Home 120,303 36.58
 Health Institution 208,554 63.42
Residence
 Rural 231,860 70.52
 Urban 96,929 29.48
Size of child at birth
 Large 110,170 35.22
 Average 149,801 47.89
 Small 52,836 16.89
Skin to skin contcat
 Yes 69,230 45.05
 No 84,440 54.95
Media exposure
 Yes 203,785 62.08
 No 124,460 37.92
Mode of delivery
 Vaginal 309,345 95.70
 Cesearian section 13,898 4.30
Birth Interval
 ≤ 24 months 58,637 17.83
 > 24 months 270,152 82.17
Sex of child
 Male 166,539 50.65
 Female 162,250 49.35
Parity
 1 45,807 13.93
 2–3 119,019 36.19
 4–5 82,230 25.00
 6 +  81,801 24.87
  1. ANC Antenatal care visit