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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the study participants

From: Minimum acceptable diet among children aged 6–23 months in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo: a community-based cross-sectional study

Characteristics Total (N = 742)
Age (in months), mean (Standard Deviation) 16 (7.8)
 6–12 months, n (%) 252 (34.0)
 13–23 months, n (%) 490 (66.0)
Sex of the child
 Male, n (%) 381 (51.3)
 Female, n (%) 361 (48.7)
The child lives with
 Both biological parents, n (%) 691 (93.1)
 The mother only, n (%) 51 (6.9%)
Age of mothers age (in months), median (range) 26 (17–41)
Interval between last and before last births (months), mean (SD) 29 (17)
Place of birth
 Hospital, n (%) 224 (30.2)
 Health Center, n (%) 467 (62.9)
 Home delivery, n (%) 51 (6.9)
Attendance at postnatal visits
 Yes, n (%) 631 (85.0)
 No, n (%) 111 (15.0)
Household socioeconomic status
 High, n (%) 15 (2.0)
 Medium, n (%) 133 (18.0)
 Low, n (%) 594 (80.0)
Mother educational status
 Maternal education more than secondary, n (%) 450 (60.6)
 Maternal education less than secondary, n (%) 292 (39.4)
Polygamy
 No, n (%) 466 (62.8)
 Yes, n (%) 276 (37.2)
Number of household members, median (range) 6 (4–14)
Sibling size, mean (Standard Deviation) 5 (3)