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Table 1 Demographic, pregnancy and postpartum characteristics for total sample and divided by maternal perception of partner support

From: Maternal perceptions of partner support during breastfeeding

Characteristic Full sample n = 76 Active/positive support n = 38a Ambivalent/negative n = 32a p- valueb
More than high school education, n (%) 62 (82) 33 (87) 25 (78) 0.34
Married/living with partner n (%) 74 (97) 36 (95) 32 (100) 0.50 c
Age, mean (SD) 31.2 (4) 31.2 (4) 32.3 (4) 0.22
Infant’s age (weeks) 31 (17) 30.4 (17) 30.4 (17) 0.96
Ever attended prenatal classes, n (%) 58 (76) 29 (76) 24 (75) 0.90
C-section delivery, n (%) 24 (32) 11 (29) 11 (34) 0.67
Self-reported complications with delivery, n (%) 25 (33) 13 (34) 11 (34) 0.99
Previously breastfed a child, n (%) 32 (42) 13 (34) 15 (47) 0.28
Breastfeeding at study contact, (no formula) n (%) 43 (57) 26 (68) 14 (44) 0.04
Did not receive formula in hospital, n (%) 44 (58) 22 (58) 18 (56) 0.89
BSES score by type of support   59.71 SD = 9.33 55.13 SD = 7.58 0.03
  1. aDoes not add to 76 because 6 women did not report. b p value of < .0.05 was considered significant. cFisher’s exact test due to small cell sizes.