Table 1

Characteristics of participants

Variables

Experimental

n = 94 (%)

Control

n = 115 (%)

p value


Age

Mean(SD)

28.3(2.9)

27.5(4.7)

0.13

Occupation*

Unemployed

0 (0.0)

31 (27.0)

<0.01

Unskilled

13 (13.8)

30 (26.0)

Skilled

81 (86.2)

54 (47.0)

Educational status*

Primary or lower

4 (4.3)

27 (23.5)

<0.01

Secondary and above

90 (95.7)

88 (76.5)

Religion*

Christianity

74 (78.7)

72 (62.6)

0.01

Islam

20 (21.3)

43 (37.4)

Tribe*

Yoruba

81 (86.2)

73 (63.5)

<0.01

Others

13 (13.8)

42 (36.5)


*Significant at 5% level and included as covariates in the Cox regression model

Morhason-Bello et al. International Breastfeeding Journal 2009 4:16   doi:10.1186/1746-4358-4-16

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