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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: The association between infant and young child feeding practices and diarrhoea in Tanzanian children

Characteristics N % (95% confidence interval)
Socioeconomic
 Mother’s employment
  Not working 490 14.5 (12.7–16.4)
  Working 2902 85.5 (83.6–87.3)
 Mother’s education
  No schooling 865 25.5 (22.7–28.5)
  Primary education 2278 67.2 (64.4–69.8)
  Secondary and higher education 249 7.3 (6.1–8.8)
 Household wealth
 Poor 1536 45.3 (41.7–49.0)
 Middle 1360 40.1 (37.1–43.2)
 Rich 496 14.6 (12.1–17.7)
Health Service
 Antenatal visits
  < 1 433 13.5 (12.0–15.3)
  2–3 2280 71.5 (69.4–73.5)
  4+ 478 15 (13.2–17.0)
Individual
 Mother’s age (years)
  15–24 1281 37.8 (35.5–40.1)
  25–34 1452 42.8 (40.8–44.9)
  35–49 659 17.6 (17.6–21.4)
 Sex of child
  Male 1708 50.4 (48.5–52.2)
  Female 1684 49.6 (47.8–51.5)
 Child age (months)
  0–3 562 17.3 (16.0–18.8)
  4–5 860 26.5 (24.5–28.6)
  6–11 865 26.6 (24.61–28.8)
  12–17 139 4.3 (3.5–5.2)
  18–23 821 25.3 (23.6–17.4)
Household
 Household location
  Urban 707 20.8 (16.7–25.7)
  Rural 2685 79.2 (74.3–83.3)
 Source of drinking water
  Not improved 5592 70.9 (67.0–74.6)
  Improved 2288 29.0 (25.4–32.9)
 Type of toilet
  Not improved 6697 84.9 (82.5–87.2)
  Improved 1183 15.0 (12.8–17.5)
  1. N weighted sample size