Advances in Preventive Medicine / 2015 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Breastfeeding Practices, Demographic Variables, and Their Association with Morbidities in Children

Table 2

Univariate analysis for time of starting breastfeeding after birth in children more than 2 years.

VariablesWhen did breastfeeding start?p value
After 1st hour of birth
(%)
Within 1st hour of birth
(%)

Elder siblings
 No129 (37.7)213 (62.3)0.018
 More than/equal to 1197 (46.2)229 (53.8)
Births
 Multifetal2 (12.5)14 (87.5)0.014
 Single325 (43.2)428 (56.8)
Studied up to
 Less than 4th standard49 (45.4)59 (54.6)0.51
 4th standard and above278 (42)384 (58)
Bottle feeding
 No283 (86.8)346 (79.0)0.003
 Yes43 (13.2)92 (21.0)
Duration of breastfeeding
 Less than 2 years293 (97.1)371 (93.5)0.032
 2 years or more 9 (2.9)26 (6.5)
Exclusive breastfeeding
 Other than 6 months/more than 1 year161 (49.1)171 (38.8)0.004
 6 months 167 (50.9)270 (61.2)

Column percentages are reported.

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