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Table 1 Background variables at women's first visit to the breastfeeding clinic

From: A descriptive study of Swedish women with symptoms of breast inflammation during lactation and their perceptions of the quality of care given at a breastfeeding clinic

  Total study population
(n= 210)
n(%)
Follow-up responders
(n= 176)
n(%)
Nationality   
Swedish 199 (95.7) 167 (94.8)
Scandinavian 1 (0.5) 1 (0.6)
Other 10 (3.8) 8 (4.5)
Education   
Basic 8 (4.0) 8 (4.5)
Upper secondary school 96 (47.5) 80 (45.5)
College/University 98 (46.7)
8 missing
83 (47.2)
5 missing
Parity   
Primiparous 103 (49.0) 94 (53.4)
Multiparous 104 (49.5)
3 missing
80 (45.5)
2 missing
Previous breast surgery   
Reduction 5 (2.4) 5 (2.8)
Augmentation 2 (1.0) 2 (1.1)
Not recorded 1 (0.5) -
Weeks postpartum at first symptoms   
1 – 4 weeks 123 (58.6) 105 (59.7)
4.1 – 8 weeks 36 (17.1) 30 (17.5)
8.1 – 12 weeks 10 (4.8) 10 (5.3)
12.1 – 16 weeks 15 (7.1) 13 (7.2)
> 16 weeks 26 (12.4) 18 (10.3)
Using a nipple shield   
Yes 33 (15.9) 28 (15.9)
No 175 (85.6)
2 missing
146 (83.0)
2 missing
Baby using pacifier   
Yes 92 (44.4) 72 (42.6)
No 115 (55.6)
3 missing
98 (55.7)
3 missing
Multiparous women who had breast inflammation with previous child   
Yes 47 (45.2)  
No 48 (46.2)
9 missing