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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of lactating mothers attending EPI in public health facilities in Gondar town, Amhara Regional State, Northwest Ethiopia 2020 (n = 414)

From: Breastfeeding technique and associated factors among lactating mothers visiting Gondar town health facilities, Northwest Ethiopia: observational method

Variables Frequency Percent
Residence
 Urban 372 90.7
 Rural 38 9.3
Age of mother in year
  < 20 29 7.1
 20–25 130 31.7
 26–30 170 41.4
  > 30 81 19.8
Ethnicity
 Amhara 352 85.9
 Kimant 38 9.3
 othera 20 4.9
Religion
 Orthodox 348 84.9
 Muslim 56 13.7
 Protestant 6 1.5
Marital status
 Married 391 95.4
 Divorced 17 4.1
 otherb 2 0.5
Occupation
 housewife 272 66.3
 government employee 73 17.8
 self-employee 44 10.7
 otherc 21 5.1
Educational status
 has no formal education 54 13.2
 grade 1–8 91 22.2
 grade 9–12 153 37.3
 diploma and above 112 27.3
  1. aOromo, Tigre, Wolayta, and Hadiya
  2. bSingle and widowed
  3. cNGO employee, daily laborer, and student