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Table 1 Births in two Spanish regions by neonatal/maternal characteristics and type of hospital

From: Uneven chances of breastfeeding in Spain

  Catalonia Valencia
n (%) n (%)
Type of delivery
  Single 144898 (95.9) 94688 (96.7)
  Multiple 6269 (4.1) 3275 (3.3)
Mode of delivery
  Vaginal 111915 (71.5) 72593 (74.8)
  Caesarean section 44588 (28.5) 24475 (25.2)
Sex
  Male 82705 (51.7) 45999 (51.3)
  Female 77396 (48.3) 43679 (48.7)
Gestational age (weeks)
  VPTB (<32) 1329 (0.8) 697 (0.7)
  MPTB (32-36) 10400 (6.6) 7325(7.8)
  At Term (≥37) 146355 (92.6) 85430 (91.4)
Birthweight (grams)
  VLBW (<1500) 1237 (0.8) 646 (0.7)
  MLBW (1500-2499) 10781 (6.6) 6931 (7.3)
  Normal (≥ 2500) 150131 (92.6) 87755 (92.1)
Maternal age (years)
  <20 3269 (2.1) 1985 (2.4)
  20-34 117436 (74.3) 59702 (71.0)
  ≥35 37325 (23.6) 22407 (26.6)
Maternal origin
  Spain 117760 (72.5) 74185 (75.7)
  Latin-America 11869 (7.3) 5332 (5.4)
  Maghreb 9921 (6.1) 2544 (2.8)
  Eastern-Europe 3366 (2.1) 3588 (3.7)
  Sub-Saharan Africa 1830 (1.1) 487 (0.5)
  North-Asia 1718 (1.1) 441 (0.5)
  South-Asia 1287 (0.8) 160 (0.2)
  Other regions 2707 (1.7) 1776 (1.8)
Type of hospital
  Public 115557 (71.1) 86858 (89.5)
  Private 46945 (28.9) 10141 (10.5)
Breastfeeding
  Yes 132699 (81.7) 80835 (82.5)
  No 29803 (18.3) 17128 (17.5)
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