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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the respondent nursing mothers in rural areas of Ebonyi State Nigeria

From: An assessment of nursing mothers’ and young people’s access to proprietary and patent medicine vendors’ services in rural communities of south-eastern Nigeria: implication for review of national drug policy

Characteristics Frequency Percent
Age (years)
 ≤ 20 14 8.9
 21–30 98 62
 31–40 41 26
 41–50 5 3.2
 Total 158  
Marital status
 Single 14 9.0
 Married 140 90.3
 Widow/widower 1 0.6
 Total 155  
Education
 No formal 2 1.3
 Primary 38 24.5
 Secondary 94 60.6
 Tertiary 21 13.5
 Total 155  
Occupation
 Student 2 1.6
 Unemployed 16 13
 Civil servant 18 14.6
 Trader 57 46.3
 Farmer 26 21.1
 Hand craft 34 27.6
 Total 123  
How many children you have
 1–2 65 41.1
 3–4 45 28.5
 5–6 33 20.9
 ≥ 7 15 9.5
 Total 158  
How old is present child nursed
 1–5 months 90 57
 6–12 months 49 31
 13–18 months 14 8.9
 ≥ 19 months 5 3.2
 Total 158  
Duration of residency in the community (years)
 1–3 18 11.8
 4–6 19 12.5
 7–9 9 5.9
 ≥ 10 106 69.7
 Total 152