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Table 1 Shows socio-demographic characteristics of study participants

From: Otitis media with effusion in children aged 2–12 years attending the paediatric clinic at Mulago National Referral Hospital, a Ugandan tertiary hospital: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic Frequency (n = 246) Percentage (%)
Age in years (Mean ± SD) 2–4 154 63
5–7 53 21
8–10 22 9
11–12 17 7
Sex of the child Male 147 60
Female 99 40
School attendance Yes 173 70
No 73 30
Breastfeeding duration Never 1 1
 < 6 months 5 2
6–12 months 26 10
 > 12 months 214 87
Breastfeeding position Head raised 238 97
Flat 8 3
Mothers’ education No/low education 90 37
Higher/Tertiary 156 63
Family size  ≤ 3 people 38 15
4–6 164 67
 ≥ 7 44 18