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Table 1 Participant demographic characteristics*

From: Effect of infant feeding on maternal body composition

Variables Exclusive breastfeeding
(n = 17)
Mean ± SD
Mixed feeding
(n = 7)
Mean ± SD
Age (yrs) 30 ± 6.0 29 ± 5.1
Education (yrs) 17 ± 2.2 18 ± 2.9
  % (n) % (n)
Ethnicity   
   White 77 (13) 86 (6)
   Black 24 (4) 14 (1)
Marital Status   
   Married 82 (14) 100 (7)
   Single 18 (3) 0 (0)
Parity   
   Primiparous 47 (8) 43 (3)
   Multiparous 53 (9) 57 (4)
Type of delivery   
   Vaginal/spontaneous 94 (16) 86 (6)
   Cesarean 6 (1) 14 (1)
  1. * Differences between the groups were not statistically significant.