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Table 5 Factors associated with exclusive (EBF) and/or almost exclusive breastfeeding (AEBF) in postnatal wards

From: Breastfeeding practices on postnatal wards in urban and rural areas of the Deyang region, Sichuan province of China

Factors OR 95 % CI p- value
Breastfeeding initiated ≤ 2 days 1.97 (1.11–3.50) 0.020
Birth length of newborns < 50 cm 0.48 (0.26–0.87) 0.016
Mother’s education > 12 years 0.46 (0.24–0.88) 0.019
Mothers have knowledge about the importance of colostrum 0.35 (0.14–0.86) 0.023
Caesarean section 0.55 (0.31–1.00) 0.051
  1. OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval, for EBF and/or AEBF