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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the study participants

From: Complementary feeding pattern and its impact on growth and development of under 2-years infants in upper Egypt

Items Frequency (N = 1000) Percent (%)
Infant age (M.)
 Under 4 m 141 14.1
 4-6 m 262 26.2
 Above 6 m 597 59.7
Sex
 Male 643 64.3
 Female 357 35.7
Residence
 Rural 802 80.2
 Urban 198 19.8
Order in the family Mean ± SD 2.99 ± 1.67
 1st 255 25.5
 2nd 169 16.9
 3rd 224 22.4
 4th and more 352 35.2
Number of children of family Mean ± SD 3.02 ± 1.65
Age of mother (year) Mean ± SD 27.00 ± 5.61
Mother educational level
 Illiterate 360 36.0
 Basic 340 34.0
 High school and higher 300 30.0
Occupational status of mother
 House wife 960 96.0
 Working for cash 40 4.0
Occupational status of father
 Not working 38 3.8
 Worker 862 86.2
 Employed 100 10.0