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Table 2 Comparison of demographic data at recruitment (n = 981) and those remaining in sample at six months (n = 889)

From: Factors associated with breastfeeding at six months postpartum in a group of Australian women

Demographic characteristics n % (of 981) n % (of 889)
Lives with husband/partner 864 88.0 788 88.6
Completed secondary school 734 74.9 670 75.4
Pension/benefit main family income 122 12.4 101 11.4
Smoked prior to pregnancy 362 36.9 324 36.4
English first language 813 82.9 744 83.4
Age at recruitment, years (mean, sd) 28.3 (5.7) 28.3 (5.6)