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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents and partners (n = 402) and comparison with population data

From: Prevalence and predictors of exclusive breastfeeding among women in Kigoma region, Western Tanzania: a community based cross-sectional study

Characteristics Frequency % Population data*%
Mother    
Age (years)    
15-24 195 48.5  
25-49 207 51.5  
Education    
None 79 19.8 24.5
Primary 301 74.9 71.7
Secondary & above 22 5.5 3.8
Employment    
Employed 120 29.9 29.0
Not Employed 282 70.1 71.0
Marital status    
Single/divorced/widowed 59 14.7 32.7
Married/cohabiting 343 85.3 67.3
Number of children    
One child 97 24.1  
Above one child 305 75.9  
Partner    
Age in years (n = 378)**    
25 or less 61 16.1  
Above 25 317 83.9  
Education (n = 386)**    
None 28 7.3  
Primary 305 79.0  
Secondary & above 53 13.7  
  1. **Some women did not know their partner's age and/or their education level.
  2. *Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey 2004/05 [12]
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