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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the mother-child pairs with a cleft (n = 32)

From: “Mine did not breastfeed”, mothers’ experiences in breastfeeding children aged 0 to 24 months with oral clefts in Uganda

Child’s age n (%) Child’s type of cleft n (%)
0 to 5 months 20 (63) Cleft Lip 11 (34)
6 to 11 months 8 (25) Cleft Palate 3 (9)
12 to 24 months 4 (13) Cleft Lip and Palate 18 (56)
Child’s sex   Child’s congenital anomalies  
Male 18 (56) None 29 (91)
Female 14 (44) Pierre Robin Sequence 2 (6)
Birth weight   Constricting ring syndrome 1 (3)
<  2.5Kg 3 (9) Maternal residence n (%)
≥ 2.5Kg 28 (88) Eastern Region 9 (28)
Unknown 1 (3) Western Region 5 (16)
Term at birth   Central Region 18 (56)
Before 37 weeks 3 (9) Maternal education  
At or after 37 weeks 29 (91) None 1 (3)
Delivery location   Primary 14 (44)
Health Facility 28 (88) Secondary 9 (28)
Home 4 (13) Tertiary 8 (25)