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Table 2 Characteristics of study infants and their mothers (N = 250)

From: Determinants of infant and young complementary feeding practices among children 6–23 months of age in urban Pakistan: a multicenter longitudinal study

Baseline characteristics Frequency (%)
Infant Characteristics
Gender
 Female 132 (52.8)
 Male 118 (47.2)
Birth weight (kg) 3.11 ± 0.37
Birth length (cm) 49.05 ± 1.67
Birth head circumference (cm) 33.91 ± 1.05
Maternal Characteristics
 Mother’s age (years) 28.48 ± 4.4
 Formal years of education 14.39 ± 2.53
Highest level of education
 ≤ 14 years 126 (50.4)
 15–16 years 90 (36)
 > 16 years 34 (13.6)
Occupation
 Unemployed 201 (80.4)
 Employed 49 (19.6)
Average monthly household income
 50,000–75,000 PKR 97 (38.8)
 75,000–100,000 PKR 73 (29.2)
 > 100,000 PKR 80 (32.0)
Number of previous births
 0 105 (42)
 1 81 (32.4)
 2 45 (18)
 > 2 19 (7.6)
  1. N.B. Data presented as mean ± SD and n (%), PKR Pakistani rupees