Table 1

Socio-demographic and biomedical characteristics of participants (n = 373)

Maternal characteristics

N

%


Maternal age

< 25 yrs

82

22.0

25-34 yrs

240

64.3

≥35 yrs

51

13.7

Maternal education

< 12 yrs

127

34.0

≥ 12 yrs

246

66.0

Country of mother's birth

Kuwait

196

52.5

Other Gulf States

13

3.5

Other Arabian countries

123

33.0

Other Islamic countries

10

2.7

Other world countries

31

8.3

Mother's living area (Kuwaiti governorates)

Hawalli

186

49.9

Farwaniya

96

25.7

Mubarak al Kabeer & Ahmadi

49

13.1

Kuwait City & Jahraa

42

11.3

Father's occupation

Managers & professionals

97

26.0

Sales & clerical

115

30.8

Unskilled occupations

157

42.1

Unemployed

4

1.1

Employment plans for the next 6 months

Stay at home with the baby

207

55.5

Work full time

20

5.4

Work part time

113

30.3

Study full time

7

1.9

Study part time

6

1.6

Undecided

20

5.4

Parity

Primiparous

112

30.0

Multiparous

261

70.0

Vaginal delivery

Yes

235

63.0

No

138

37.0

Infant characteristics

Gender

Male

195

52.3

Female

178

47.7

Spent time in SCN

Yes

76

20.4

No

297

79.6


Dashti et al. International Breastfeeding Journal 2010 5:7   doi:10.1186/1746-4358-5-7

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