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Table 1 Characteristics of women (n = 420)

From: Occurrence of lactational mastitis and medical management: A prospective cohort study in Glasgow

Characteristics No mastitis (n = 346) Mastitis (n = 70) Chi-square test p value
  n % 1 N % 1  
Age (years)      
   <25 34 10 11 16 0.106
   25–29 84 26 11 16  
   30–34 118 36 22 31  
   ≥ 35 89 27 26 37  
Marital status      
   Married or living with partner 306 94 66 96 0.623
   Other 19 6 3 4  
Deprivation category2      
   1–2 69 20 24 32 0.044
   3–5 164 47 33 45  
   6–7 113 33 17 23  
Education      
   Did not complete high school 49 15 12 17 0.622
   Completed high school 14 4 4 6  
   Professional or technical Diploma/certificate 145 45 34 49  
   University degree 115 36 19 27  
Number of children      0.405
   1 184 57 33 48  
   2 96 29 24 35  
   ≥ 3 45 45 12 17  
Previous history of mastitis      
   First time mother 184 57 33 48 0.447
   Parity > 1, never breastfed before 13 4 3 4  
   Breastfed before, no mastitis 95 29 22 32  
   Mastitis in past 33 10 11 16  
  1. 1 Percentages may not total 100 due to rounding
  2. 2 Where 1 = least deprived group and 7 = most deprived