Advances in Preventive Medicine / 2015 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

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

Table 3

Univariate analysis for exclusive breastfeeding in children more than 2 years.

VariablesDuration of exclusive breastfeeding value
Other than 6 months
(%)
6 months
(%)

Problems in breastfeeding in first 6 months
 No101 (42.1)139 (57.9)0.095
 Yes25 (55.6)20 (44.4)
Studied up to
 Less than 4th standard18 (46.2)21 (53.8)0.776
 4th standard and above108 (43.7)139 (56.3)
Bottle-feeding
 No96 (42.9)128 (57.1)0.438
 Yes30 (48.4)32 (51.6)
Occupation
 Employed22 (47.8)24 (52.2)0.574
 Housewife 104 (43.3)136 (56.7)
Sex of child
 Female56 (50.5)55 (49.5)0.083
 Male70 (40.0)105 (60.0)
Religion
 Christian7 (50.0)7 (50.0)0.498
 Hindu111 (44.9)136 (55.1)
 Muslin8 (33.3)16 (66.7)
Nutrition
 Normal65 (40.4)96 (59.6)0.581
 Moderate malnutrition21 (45.7) 25 (54.3)
 Overweight1 (50.0)1 (50.0)
 Severe malnutrition35 (50.0)35 (50.0)
Duration of breastfeeding
 Less than 6 Months47 (14.7)0 (0.0)<0.0001
 6 to 23 months260 (81.2)361 (94.2)
 24 months or more13 (4.1)22 (5.8)
Number of breastfeeds per 24 hours
 Less than 8 times270 (80.4)312 (71.5)0.005
 8 times or more66 (19.6)124 (28.5)

Column percentages are reported.

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