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Table 2 Knowledge and practice of maternal health service, Dale Woreda, March 2012

From: Early initiation of breastfeeding among mothers of children under the age of 24 months in Southern Ethiopia

Variablesa Number Percent (%)
Frequency of listening to radio
 Almost every day
 At least once a fortnight
 Less than once a week
 Not at all
296
60
41
237
46.7
9.5
6.5
37.4
Frequency of reading newspaper
 Almost every day
 At least once a fortnight
 Less than once a week
 Not at all
32
62
99
441
5
9.8
15.6
69.6
Antenatal care
 Yes
 No
270
364
42.6
57.4
Place of birth
 Outside health facility
 Health facility
357
277
56.3
43.7
Assistance during delivery
 Health professional
 Traditional birth attendant
 No one
286
324
24
45.1
51.1
3.8
Breastfeeding advice/counselling
 Yes
 No
507
127
80.0
20.0
  1. aindex child: the infant that the mother currently breastfeeds