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Table 3 Predictors of breastfeeding cessation in the first 24 weeks1

From: Intrapartum epidural analgesia and breastfeeding: a prospective cohort study

  Crude HR (95% CI) Adjusted HR2 (95% CI) n/N (%) breastfeeding at 24 weeks
Analgesia    
Non-pharmacological 1 (referent group) 1 (referent group) 210/292 (72)
Gas 1.21 (0.84, 1.74) 1.20 (0.83, 1.74) 112/166 (67)
Pethidine 1.95 (1.45, 2.63) 1.67 (1.23, 2.25) 139/261 (53)
Epidural 2.07 (1.57, 2.72) 2.02 (1.53, 2.67) 206/396 (52)
Maternal age    
30+ 1 (referent group) 1 (referent group) 446/605 (74)
25–29 2.43 (1.95, 3.03) 2.21 (1.76, 2.78) 183/384 (48)
20–24 3.51 (2.65, 4.65) 2.67 (1.99, 3.58) 45/125 (36)
16–19 4.52 (2.60, 7.84) 3.19 (1.82, 5.61) 4/19 (21)
Maternal education    
Degree 1 (referent group) 1 (referent group) 321/424 (76)
Trade/certificate/diploma 1.78 (1.32, 2.39) 1.67 (1.24, 2.26) 132/225 (59)
Year 12 2.39 (1.84, 3.11) 2.01 (1.53, 2.64) 141/275 (51)
Up to year 11 2.97 (2.25, 3.91) 2.45 (1.84, 3.27) 81/205 (40)
  1. 1excluding women who had a general anaesthetic
  2. 2analgesia, maternal age and education in the model