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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of socio-demographic and breastfeeding characteristics of Ugandan study participants at 1 and 3 months postpartum (n = 239)

From: Adaptation and psychometric evaluation of the breastfeeding self-efficacy scale to assess exclusive breastfeeding

Socio-demographic characteristics (range or %) N/ (%) | Mean (SD)
Maternal age (16–42) 25.2 (5.3)
Number of children (0–8) 1.6 (1.5)
Household size (1–13) 4.6 (2.2)
Primiparous (%) 55 (23.0)
HIV positive status (%) 88 (36.8)
Gravidity (1–10) 2.9 (1.8)
Maternal Education (%)
 Less than Primary 131 (55.7)
Wealth (%)
 Poorer 82 (34.1)
  Middle 80 (33.5)
General Social Support (GSS) (10–30) 19.1 (4.2)
CESD1-Depression scale (0–53) 18.5 (10.9)
Breastfeeding characteristics at 1 month postpartum
 Correct breastfeeding knowledge2 (%) 139 (58.2)
 Exclusive Breastfeeding (EBF) (%) 151 (63.9)
 Instrumental EBFSS3 (3–9) 4.8 (1.7)
 Emotional EBFSS (8–24) 13.2 (3.7)
 Informational EBFSS (5–15) 7.4 (2.3)
BSES-EBF Scores
 Cognitive subscale4 (1 month) (4–20) 13.5 (4.1)
 Functional subscale (1 month) (5–25) 17.2 (4.3)
 Cognitive subscale (3 month) (4–20) 13.6 (4.1)
 Functional subscale (3 months) (5–25) 17.7 (4.3)
  1. Notes: 1CESD Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression Scale, N Sample size, SD Standard Deviation; 2women were considered as having correct breastfeeding knowledge if they answered both knowledge questions correctly; 3EBFSS = Exclusive breastfeeding social support; 4Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale to Measure Exclusive Breastfeeding