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Table 1 Characteristics of survey participants (n = 250)

From: Development and evaluation of a Chinese-language newborn feeding hotline: A prospective cohort study

  Mean SD
Age [mean (SD)] 31.2 4.1
Years of Education 12.6 3.6
Spouse's years of education 13.6 4.1
  n %
Employed outside of home n (%) 152 61%
Years lived in Canada   
   < 1 year 44 17.6
   1 – 4.9 years 73 29.2
   5 – 9.9 years 69 27.6
   10 or more 64 25.6
Country born in   
   China 127 50.8
   Hong Kong 79 31.6
   Taiwan 15 6.0
   Canada 11 4.4
   Other countries 18 7.2
Language of interview   
   Cantonese 172 68.8
   Mandarin 8 3.2
   English 70 28.0
Parity – primiparous 122 48.8
Planning to attend prenatal classes 58 23.2
Advice from physician re infant feeding   
   Breastfeed 31 34.8
   Formula feed 24 27
   Unsure of advice 34 38.2
   No answer to this question 161  
Planned infant feeding method:   
   Breastfeeding in combination 126 50.4
   Breastfeeding exclusively 52 20.8
   Formula exclusively 67 26.8
   Unsure 5 2.0