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Table 2 Maternal characteristicsa and infant feeding practicesb among 2078 mother-child dyads in 2011–2012 in Kishoreganj, Bangladesh, by maternal knowledge

From: Maternal knowledge and attitudes towards complementary feeding in relation to timing of its initiation in rural Bangladesh

  Maternal knowledge scorec
  0–7 8–9 10–15  
n 594 699 780 p
Maternal characteristics
 Age in years, median (range) 24 (15–49) 24 (15–47) 24 (14–46) 0.18
Literacy, %     0.40
 Cannot read at all 36.6 32.9 36.0  
 Can read part of a sentence 16.2 16.7 14.1  
 Can read a complete sentence 47.2 50.4 49.9  
Parity, %     0.13
 1 24.7 28.3 29.5  
 ≥2 75.3 71.7 70.5  
Socioeconomic status, %     0.07
 1st quintile (lowest) 23.4 20.0 16.4  
 2nd quintile 20.4 20.0 19.4  
 3rd quintile 18.4 18.9 22.0  
 4th quintile 19.7 19.3 21.0  
 5th quintile (highest) 18.2 21.8 21.2  
Infant feeding practices
 Complementary feeding initiation, %     0.08
  Early (≤ 4 months) 8.2 7.3 5.4  
  Timely (5–6 months) 46.6 46.9 52.2  
  Late (≥ 7 months) 45.2 45.8 42.4  
  1. a Assessed at baseline
  2. b Assessed at infant age 9 months
  3. c Assessed at infant age 3 months; categories are tertiles