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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Trends and determinants of complementary feeding practices in Tanzania, 2004–2016

  2004–2005 (N = 2480)   2010 (N = 2275)   2015–2016 (N = 2949)  
n % n % n %
Socioeconomic factors
 Mother’s employment
  Not working 349 14.1 301 13.2 656 22.3
  Working 2130 85.9 1974 86.8 2293 77.7
 Mother’s education
  No schooling 652 26.3 573 25.2 575 19.5
  Primary education 1711 68.9 1522 66.9 1865 63.3
  Secondary and above education 116 4.8 180 7.9 507 17.2
 Father’s education
  No schooling 432 18.6 381 18.0 330 13.7
  Primary education 1716 73.6 1526 71.8 1653 68.5
  Secondary and above education 183 7.8 217 10.2 430 17.8
 Household wealth
  Poor 1121 45.2 1033 45.4 1334 45.2
  Middle 996 40.2 890 39.2 1107 37.5
  Rich 362 14.6 351 15.4 509 17.3
Health service factors
 Place of delivery
  Home 1293 52.1 1106 48.6 1001 34.0
  Health facility 1187 47.9 1169 51.4 1948 66.0
 Postnatal visits
  None 2282 92.1 1512 66.4 1860 63.1
  0–2 days 150 6.0 549 24.2 122 4.1
  3–42 days 46 1.9 214 9.4 966 32.8
 Antenatal visits
 None 78 3.1 60 2.6 74 2.5
  1–3 927 37.3 1257 55.2 1392 47.2
  4+ 1473 59.6 958 42.1 1482 50.3
 Delivery assistance
  Health professional 1151 48.6 1147 51.4 385 40.8
  Traditional birth attendance 217 9.1 282 12.6 5 0.6
  Other untrained personnel 999 42.2 803 36.0 551 58.6
  1. n and % are the weighted count and proportion for each variable, respectively