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Table 1 Household, demographic, and wealth characteristics of women participants and their children

From: Socio-cultural factors for breastfeeding cessation and their relationship with child diarrhoea in the rural high-altitude Peruvian Andes – a qualitative study

  N N (%)/Mean (SD)/Median (IQR)
Household characteristics 40  
 Adobe wall type   36 (90.0)
 Earthen floor type   35 (87.5)
 Roof tile type   33 (82.5)
 Electricity   31 (77.5)
 Number of rooms   2.5 (1.0)
Demographic characteristics 40  
 Number of inhabitants per household   4.7 (1.4)
 Civil status (married/civil partnership)   34 (85.0)
 Maternal age (years)   28.1 (8.1)
 Maternal years of schoolinga   6.0 (3.8)
 Primary maternal occupation (housework)   39 (97.5)
 Secondary maternal occupation (self-employed)   22 (55.0)
 Number of children per woman   2 (1, 3)
 Child age (years)b   1.8 (0.5)
 Breastfeeding cessationb   22 (55.0)
  Before the child reached two years 21 18 (85.7)
Wealth classificationc 40  
 1. Quintile (lowest)   8 (20.0)
 2. Quintile   8 (20.0)
 3. Quintile   8 (20.0)
 4. Quintile   9 (22.5)
 5. Quintile (highest)   7 (17.5)
  1. aIncludes primary (1-6 years) and secondary (7-12 years) education. For higher degrees, we considered: higher (not university) education not completed (12.5 years), higher (not-university) education completed (14 years), university education not completed (13.5 years) and university education completed (16 years)
  2. bInformation collected at the time of study, six months after IHIP-2 baseline. It refers to mothers/children participating in IHIP-2
  3. cCalculated using the nationally validated Young Lives wealth index [41]