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Table 1 Background characteristics of respondents in Afar Regional State, Ethiopia, 2016, n = 390

From: Early initiation of breastfeeding, colostrum avoidance, and their associated factors among mothers with under one year old children in rural pastoralist communities of Afar, Northeast Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Variable (missing) Frequency (%)
Ethnicity (0)
 Afar 380(97.4)
 Amhara 9(2.3)
 Oromo 1(0.3)
 Total 390(100%)
Marital status (0)
 Married 387(99.2)
 Separated 1(0.3)
 Divorced 2(0.5)
 Total 390(100%)
Educational status of respondents (0)
 Not attended formal education 354(90.8%)
 Primary education 31(7.9%)
 Secondary education 5(1.3%)
 Total 390(100%)
Educational status of spouses (1)
 Not attended formal education 321(82.5%)
 Primary education 40(10.3%)
 Secondary education 17(4.6%)
 College/university 7(1.8%)
 Total 389(100%)
Presence of radio in the household (0)
 No 296(75.9)
 Yes 94(24.1)
 Total 390(100)