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Table 1 Socio-demographic, maternal and child characteristics of respondents

From: Complementary feeding practices among mothers and nutritional status of infants in Akpabuyo Area, Cross River State Nigeria

Characteristics N %
Mothers level of education
 None 42 12.6
 Primary 107 32.1
 Secondary 160 48.0
 More than secondary 24 7.3
Mothers occupation
 Professional/Specialist 2 0.6
 Civil servant 18 5.4
 Farmer 38 11.4
 Housewife/Unemployed 91 27.3
 Student 46 13.8
 Trader 102 30.6
 Others 36 10.8
Place of work
 Work at home 59 31.2
 Work outside home 130 68.8
Hours of work
 <4 2 1.1
 4–8 87 46.8
 >8 97 52.2
Mothers income (Naira)
 ≤10,000 47 37.6
 10,001–20,000 43 34.4
 20,001–30,000 18 14.4
 30,001–40,000 5 4.0
 40,001–50,000 7 5.6
 >50,000 5 4.0
Number of people in household
 <5 135 40.7
 5–9 187 56.3
 >9 10 3.0
Parity   
 1 103 31.1
 2 82 24.7
 ≥3 147 44.3
Diarrhoea in the last 2 weeks
 Yes 129 39.1
 No 201 60.9
Vitamins, minerals, supplements hospital medicine offered in the previous 7 days
 Yes 163 49.1
 No 166 50.0
 Don’t know 3 0.9
Child sick in the previous 1 month   
 Yes 161 48.9
 No 168 51.1
Child’s sickness in the previous 1 month
 Fever 52 35.4
 Catarrh/cold/cough 40 27.2
 Malaria 26 17.7
 Others 29 19.7
Mother sick in the previous 1 month
 Yes 116 35.5
 No 211 64.5