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Table 3 Health workers reported training on breastfeeding policy and counselling

From: Predictors of knowledge and practice of exclusive breastfeeding among health workers in Mwanza city, northwest Tanzania

Variables Number Percent
Trained on breastfeeding Policy (n = 220)a
 Yes 17 7.7
 No 203 92.3
Length of trained on breastfeeding Policy (n = 17)a
 Less than 5 h 7 41.2
 5 to 10 h 3 17.6
 11 to 18 h 2 11.8
 19 h or more 5 29.4
Training covering 10 steps to successful breastfeeding (n = 17)a
 Yes 14 82.4
 No 3 17.6
Cumulative Hours of Mentoring after training (n = 17)a
 Yes, for 30 min to 1 h 5 29.4
 Yes, for 1 h to 2 h 4 23.5
 Yes, for 3 h and more 2 11.8
 Not at all 6 35.3
Ever trained on Breastfeeding counseling (n = 220)b
 Yes, during pre/in-service training 43 19.5
 Yes during seminar and workshop 44 20
 Not at all 133 60.5
Milk formulae donations to babies over the past 1 year (n = 220)c
 Yes 23 10.5
 No 121 55
 Don’t know 76 34.5
  1. aThe number of health workers (N = 220), amongst them, 17 (7.7%) were trained on breastfeeding policy: subsequently segregated according to the length of training, training covering ten steps and total number of hours mentored after training; bnumber of health workers according to trained on breastfeeding counselling; chealth workers knowledge on milk formulae donation to the health facility