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Table 2 Characteristics of mothers, babies and deliveries

From: Initiation of breastfeeding within 120 minutes after birth is associated with breastfeeding at four months among Japanese women: A self-administered questionnaire survey

Characteristics Number %
Mother's age (years) n = 318  
   18–24 43 13.5
   25–29 123 38.7
   30–34 106 33.3
   35–41 46 14.5
Baby's gender   
   Male 155 48.7
   Female 163 51.3
Parity   
   First 146 45.9
   Second 138 43.4
   Third or more 34 10.7
Gestational age (weeks)   
   36 or less 21 6.6
   37 or more 297 93.4
Method of delivery   
   Non-caesarean section 263 82.7
   Caesarean section 55 17.3
Bleeding at delivery   
   Less than 500 ml 213 67.0
   500 ml or more 85 26.7
   Unknown 20 6.3
Early skin-to-skin contact   
   Contact 64 20.1
   No contact 245 77.0
   Unknown 9 2.8
Supplementation (sugar water or infant formula)   
   Supplemented 116 36.5
   Non supplemented 133 41.8
   Unknown 69 21.7
Time to first breastfeed after birth   
   30 minutes or less 115 36.2
   31–120 minutes 66 20.8
   121 minutes to 24 hours 74 23.3
   More than 24 hours 63 19.8