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Table 1 Basic characteristics of the sample

From: Determinants of the practice of exclusive breastfeeding in Guinea: evidence from 2018 Guinean demographic and health survey

Variables Size (n) Percentage (%)
Individual characteristics
Mother
  Mother’s age (n = 851)  
   15 to 24 years 301 35.37
   25 to 34 years 381 44.70
   35 to 49 years 169 19.86
  Mother’s education level (n = 851)  
   None 663 77.91
   Primary 91 10.69
   Secondary/Higher 97 11.40
Marital status (n = 851)  
  Single 27 3.17
  Married/Free Union 824 96.83
Region of residence (n = 851)  
  Boké 114 13.40
  Conakry 73 8.58
  Faranah 126 14.81
  Kankan 144 16.92
  Kindia 104 12.22
  Labé 101 11.87
  Mamou 92 10.81
  Nzérékoré 97 11.40
Parity (n = 851)  
  Primipare 138 16.22
  Paucipares 328 38.54
  Multipare 385 45.24
Mother’s work (n = 851)  
  No 327 38.43
  Yes 524 61.57
Type of household (n = 851)  
  Monogame 503 61.49
  Polygamous 315 38.51
Antenatal consultation (n = 851)  
  No ANC 110 13.22
  One to three ANCs 444 53.37
  Four ANCs and more 297 34.90
Place of delivery (n = 851)  
  At home 419 49.24
  In a health facility 432 50.76
  Mode of delivery (n = 849)  
  Base track 825 97.17
  Caesarean section 24 2.83
Type of delivery (n = 851)  
  Unique 833 97.88
  Twins 18 2.12
Birth assistance (n = 851)  
  Unassisted childbirth 399 46.89
  Assisted childbirth 452 53.11
Poverty quintile (n = 851)  
  Poorest 233 27.38
  Poor 191 22.44
  Medium rich 169 19.86
  Rich 156 18.33
  Richer 102 11.99
Religion (n = 851)  
  Muslim 776 91.19
  Christian 75 8.81
Ethnic group (n = 851)  
  Soussou 155 18.21
  Peulh 340 39.95
  Malinké 272 31.96
  Kissi 39 4.58
  Guerezé 36 4.23
  Autres 9 1.06
Size of household (n = 851)  
  2 to 6 people 343 40.31
  More than 6 people 508 59.69
Age of the child (n = 851)  
  0 to 1 month 273 32.08
  2 to 3 months 319 37.49
  4 to 5 months 259 30.43
Gender of the child (n = 851)  
  Male 422 49.59
  Female 429 50.41
Characteristics
Community
Place of residence (n = 851)  
  Urban 206 24.21
  Rural 645 75.79