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Table 5 Factors associated with any breastfeeding at 12 months (n=129)*

From: Breastfeeding policy and practices at the general paediatric outpatient clinic of a teaching hospital in Lagos, Nigeria

  Duration of breastfeeding (months) Odds ratio 95% CI
  ≤ 12 > 12
Parameters No. % No. %
Maternal age (Years)       
 > 30 38 53.5 33 46.5 1  
 ≤ 30 24 41.4 34 58.6 1.6 0.8,3.3
Child sex       
 Female 27 49.1 28 50.9 1  
 Male 35 47.3 39 52.7 1.1 0.5,2.2
Parity       
 Multiparity 44 50.0 44 50.0 1  
 Primiparity 18 43.9 23 56.1 1.3 0.6,2.7
Religion       
 Muslim 9 32.1 19 67.9 1  
 Christian 53 52.5 48 47.5 0.4 0.2,1.0
Maternal education       
 Post secondary 43 59.7 29 40.3 1  
 At least secondary 19 33.3 38 66.7 3.0 1.4,6.1
Social class       
 Upper 18 60.0 12 40.0 1  
 Lower 44 44.4 55 55.6 1.9 0.8,4.3
Place of antenatal care       
 Private hospital 31 58.3 29 41.7 1.0 0.5-,.1
 Government hospitals 31 51.9 30 48.1 1  
 Others 0 0.0 7 53.8 Undefined Undefined
Place of delivery       
 Private hospital 35 48.6 37 51.4 1.7 0.5,5.6
 Government hospitals 22 51.2 21 48.8 1.9 0.5,6.6
 Other 5 35.7 9 64.3 1  
  1. *The other 182 children are currently been breastfed; p < 0.05; Other - homes, mission homes and traditional birth attendance.