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Table 6 Result of multivariate logistic regression analysis of breastfeeding initiation, breastfeeding at 6 months, exclusive breastfeeding at 6 months and breastfeeding at 1 year

From: Maternal sociodemographic characteristics and the use of the Iowa Infant Attitude Feeding Scale to describe breastfeeding initiation and duration in a population of urban, Latina mothers: a prospective cohort study

Predictora Breastfeeding initiation Adjusted OR (95% CI) (n = 185) Breastfeeding at 6 months Adjusted OR (95% CI) (n = 185) Exclusive breastfeeding at 6 months Adjusted OR (95% CI) (n = 175) Breastfeeding at 1 year Adjusted OR (95% CI) (n = 170)
Previous breastfeeding     
 Yes 8.29 (1.00-68.40) 18.34 (2.01-167.24)b   0.00 (0.00-0.00)
 No 1.00 1.00   1.00
IIFAS total score 1.1 (0.99-1.22) 1.05 (1.00-1.10) 1.04 (0.94-1.15)  
IIFAS scorec     
 Low score     1.00
 High score     1.66 (0.85-3.25)
Other childrend     
 Yes 0.14 (0.02-1.19) 0.08 (0.01-0.70)e 0.33 (0.07-1.48) 0.00 (0.00-0.00)
 No 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Marital statusf     
 Partnered   1.69 (0.71-4.04)   1.91 (0.70-5.22)
 Not partnered   1.00   1.00
Primary language     
 Spanish    1.00  
 English    0.69 (0.06-8.10)  
Education     
 High school or less    1.00 1.00
 Some college    1.43 (0.26-7.77) 0.85 (0.33-2.18)
 College    58.67 (4.97-692.08)g 6.07 (0.65-57.02)
 Post college    11.35 (0.84-153.96) 4.78 (0.47-48.93)
  1. a Variables significant at alpha <0.10 were added to the logistic regression analyses.
  2. b P < 0.05.
  3. c Low score is less than the median of 68 and high score is equal to or greater than the median.
  4. d Other children was forced into the regression in order to control for the confounding relationship between past breastfeeding and breastfeeding initiation and duration.
  5. e P < 0.05.
  6. f Marital status at one year analysis was the participant’s marital status at that time and not at intake.
  7. g P < 0.01.