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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of mothers who gave birth in the last six months in Gozamen district, East Gojjam zone, North West Ethiopia, 2020 (n = 741)

From: Delayed breast feeding initiation increases the odds of colostrum avoidance among mothers in Northwest Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study

Variables Category Frequency(n) Percent (%)
Residence Urban 98 13.2
Rural 643 86.8
Sex of child Male 343 46.3
Female 398 53.7
Age of respondent 15–25 Years 162 21.9
  26–35 Years 375 50.6
36–45 Years 204 27.5
Age of child 0–1 month 165 22.3
2–3 month 290 39.1
4–6 month 286 38.6
Family size ≤3 182 24.6
≥4 559 75.4
Number of children ≤3 565 76.2
≥4 176 23.8
Marital status of the woman Single 26 3.5
Married 690 93.1
Widowed 9 1.2
Separated 3 0.4
Divorced 13 1.8
Educational status of the husband (n = 690) Unable to write and read 289 41.9
Able to write and read 206 29.8
Primary school 129 18.7
Secondary school 51 7.4
College and above 15 2.2
Occupational status of the husband (n = 690) Farmer 566 82
Merchant 43 6.2
Governmental and private employee 63 9.1
Daily laborer 18 2.7
Occupational status of the woman Housewife 175 23.6
Merchant 22 3
Private and governmental employee 31 4.2
Farmer 487 65.7
Daily labour 19 2.6
Student 7 0.9
Educational status of the woman Unable to read and write 378 51.0
Able to write and read 176 23.8
Primary school (1–8) 127 17.1
Secondary school (9–12) 44 5.9
College and above 16 2.2
Access to radio Yes 417 56.3
No 324 43.7
Access to television Yes 60 8.1
No 681 91.9
Household head Yes 57 7.7
No 684 92.3
Wealth index of family Low 256 34.5
Medium 238 32.2
High 247 33.3