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Table 2 Factors affecting patterns of infant feeding

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

Item EBF Non-EBF Non-BF Total P value*
No. % No. % No. %
241 24.1 577 57.7 182 18.2
Sex
 Male 171 26.6 359 55.8 113 17.6 643 0.003**
 Female 70 19.6 218 61.1 69 19.3 357
Residence
 Rural 194 24.2 486 60.6 122 15.2 802 < 0.001**
 Urban 47 23.7 91 46.0 60 30.3 198
Socioeconomic level
 Low 167 24.5 397 58.2 118 17.3 682 0.008**
 Moderate to high 74 23.3 180 56.6 64 20.1 318
Order in family
 1st 57 22.3 132 51.8 66 25.9 255 < 0.001**
 2nd 38 22.5 111 65.7 20 11.8 169
 3rd 60 26.8 113 50.4 51 22.8 224
 4th and more 86 24.4 221 62.8 45 12.8 352
Educational level of mother
 Illiterate 109 30.2 200 55.6 51 14.2 360 < 0.001**
 Basic 58 17.1 204 60.0 78 22.9 340
 High school and higher 74 24.7 173 57.6 53 17.7 300
Occupational status of mother
 House wife 240 25.0 558 58.1 162 16.8 960 < 0.001**
 Employed 1 2.5 19 47.5 20 50.0 40
  1. EBF exclusive breast feeding, Non-EBF non-exclusive breast feeding, Non-BF non breast feeders, No. number
  2. 2 test was used for comparison
  3. **Significant if < 0.05