Table 1

Characteristics of mothers and children under 1 year of age in the Brazilian capitals and the Federal District, 2008
Sample characteristics N %
Child’ sex
Female 17,038 49.6
Male 17,328 50.4
Low birth weight
Yes 2,695 8.3
No 29,915 97.7
Breastfeeding
Yes 26,715 78.4
No 7,370 21.6
Child’ age (months)
0 to 5.99 18,494 54.8
6 to 11. 99 15270 45.2
Maternal age
<20 years 5,060 14.7
20 to 35 years 21,434 62.4
≥35 years 3,153 9.2
No information 4,719 13.7
Maternal work
Outside the home 5,757 16.7
Not working/Maternity license 22,496 65.5
No information 6,113 17.8
Maternal education level
No schooling 644 1.9
Elementary school 10,851 31.6
High school 14,062 40.9
College 4,284 12.5
No information 4,525 13.2
Region of residence
North 7,951 23.1
Northeast 12,139 35.3
Midwest 4,597 13.4
Southeast 6,405 18.6
South 3,274 9.5

Saldiva et al.

Saldiva et al. Nutrition Journal 2014 13:33   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-13-33

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