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Table 1 Socio-demographic and economic profile of the mothers of under five children in Kajiado County

From: Influence of culture on dietary practices of children under five years among Maasai pastoralists in Kajiado, Kenya

Variable   Experimental (N = 60)
Age of the mothers 16-20 3 5.0
21-24 8 13.3
25-29 18 30.0
30-34 20 33.3
35-39 9 15.0
40-44 2 3.3
Total 60 100.0
Marital status Married 56 93.3
Separated 1 1.7
Single 2 3.3
Widowed 1 1.7
Total 60 100.0
Education level Primary incomplete 30 50.0
Primary complete 20 33.3
Secondary 7 11.7
Tertiary 3 5.0
Total 60 100.0
Occupation Herding 28 46.7
Business/petty trade 11 18.3
Formal employment 3 5.0
Casual labourer 7 11.7
Housewives 10 16.7
Farming 1 1.7
Total 60 100.0
  1. *Majority of the mothers were mothers, between the age of 25–29 years and were married