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Table 3 Decomposition of household inequality Exclusive Breastfeeding behavior

From: Socioeconomic inequality in exclusive breastfeeding behavior and ideation factors for social behavioral change in three north-western Nigerian states: a cross-sectional study

Ideation factors Concentration indexes Elasticities Contributions
Spontaneously reports any benefits of EBF practice (first six months of infants’ life) for the mother −0.1986** − 0.3289 0.0653
Spontaneously mentions immediate breastfeeding as a method to protect the health of the newborn after delivery −0.2443** −0.0262 0.0064
Agreed (strongly or somewhat) that mother’s breastmilk after birth is bad milk −0.3935** 0.0055 −0.0022
Agreed on the importance of mothers to give their child only breastmilk in the first six months of infant’s life −0.2507** 0.0089 −0.0022
Confident to exclusively breastfeed a child in the first six month 0.3463 0.0078 0.0027
ANC attendance (4+ times) 0.3722** 0.0825** 0.0307**
Maternal age 0.0161** 0.0674 0.0011
Agreed (strongly or somewhat) that most women in the community give infants only breastmilk in the first six months of life −0.2365** 0.0265 − 0.0063
Maternal regular attendance at community meetings 0.1887** 0.0100 0.0019
Who influences mothers’ decision to breastfeed? 0.0042 0.1484** 0.0006
Residual    0.0250
Total    0.1236**
  1. ** P value = 0.000. The estimates are significantly nonzero