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Table 4 Feeding practices of mothers of infants aged less than six months and BPI score (N = 576) in Samara-Logia town, Northeast Ethiopia, 2017

From: Breastfeeding performance in Afar regional state, northeastern Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Variables Frequency Percent Score
Ever breastfeeding
 Yes 536 93.1  
 No 40 6.9  
Early breastfeeding initiation
 No 316 54.9 0
 Yes 260 45.1 1
Current breastfeeding
 No 256 44.4 0
 Yes 320 55.6 1
Prelacteal feeding
 Yes 360 62.5 0
 No 216 37.5 1
Bottle feeding
 Yes 385 66.8 0
 No 191 33.2 1
Liquids given
 Yes 263 45.7 0
 No 313 54.3 1
Formula milk given
 Yes 271 47.0 0
 No 305 53.0 1
Solid foods given
 Yes 214 37.2 0
 No 362 62.8 1
Over all BPI score
 Low 327 56.8  
 Medium 149 25.8  
 High 100 17.4  
  1. BPI Breastfeeding Performance Index