Social Determinants Of Exclusive Breast Feeding Practices

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2006-06-30

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  • S K Gupta
  • P K Goei
  • Surekha Kishore
  • A B Singh
  • J Semwal

Abstract

Objectives : To find out extent of exclusive breast feeding. To study the factors affecting exclusive breast feeding practices. Study design : Cross-sectional community based study Study Period : November 2004 to April 2005 Setting : Slums of Rishikesh Material and Methods : All the house holds of sheeshamjhari slum were included in the study. All available mothers of under 5 children were interviewed by house to house survey using predesigned and pretested questionnaire. Participants: Mothers and under five children Study variables: Exclusive breast feeding, religion, caste, family type, educational status. Statistical analysis: roportions, Chi-square test. Results: Exclusive Breast Feeding was found to be 26.0% and Educational status of mother has significant influence on EBF.

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Gupta SK, Goei PK, Kishore S, Singh AB, Semwal J. Social Determinants Of Exclusive Breast Feeding Practices. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2006 Jun. 30 [cited 2022 Dec. 7];18(1):13-7. Available from: https://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/109

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