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Table 6 Univariate and Multivariate analysis describing the association between socio-economic factors and infant formula feeding at 1st visit (n = 2145)

From: The effect of health visitors on breastfeeding in Glasgow

Maternal status No of infants Infants fed formula (%) OR (95%CI) p Adjusted OR* (95%CI) p
Age in years       
> 34 340 183 (54) 1   1  
30–34 647 321 (50) 0.85 (0.65,1.10) 0.21 0.84 (0.60,1.17) 0.30
25–29 524 319 (61) 1.34 (1.01,1.76) 0.04 1.06 (0.75,1.50) 0.73
20–24 312 244 (78) 3.08 (2.18,4.34) <0.001 1.83 (1.20,2.82) <0.01
<20 179 158 (88) 6.46 (3.91,10.67) <0.001 6.24 (2.84,13.67) <0.001
Not Known 143      
Mother Smoker       
No 1167 615 (53) 1   1  
Yes 593 482 (81) 3.89 (3.07,4.93) <0.001 2.44 (1.84,3.22) <0.001
Not Known 385      
Mother employed       
Yes 1035 542 (52) 1   1  
No 649 467 (72) 2.33 (1.89,2.88) <0.001 1.39 (1.08,1.78) <0.01
Not Known 461      
DEPCAT **       
1 193 55 (29) 1   1  
2 165 66 (40) 1.67 (1.08,2.60) 0.02 0.90 (0.51,1.58) 0.71
3 222 124 (56) 3.18 (2.11,4.78) <0.001 2.81 (1.69,4.69) <0.001
4 218 108 (50) 2.46 (1.64,3.71) <0.001 1.82 (1.10,3.02) 0.02
5 254 159 (63) 4.20 (2.81,6.28) <0.001 3.02 (1.82,5.03) <0.001
6 462 288 (62) 4.15 (2.88,5.98) <0.001 2.38 (1.50,3.78) <0.001
7 600 490 (82) 11.18 (7.68,16.26) <0.001 5.49 (3.42,8.84) <0.001
Not Known 31      
  1. * Adjustment was made for the other three socioeconomic variables in the table
  2. ** DEPCAT 7-most deprived, 1-most affluent.