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Table 1 Characteristics of mothers who planned to exclusively breastfeed for 6 months compared to those who did not

From: Factors associated with breastfeeding intent among mothers of newborn babies in Da Nang, Viet Nam

Characteristics Exclusive BFa n = 207 n (row %) Non-exclusive BFb n = 79 n (row %) Total n = 286 n (column %) PR (95% CI) p-value
Age (years)
  ≥ 35 34 (69.4) 15 (30.6) 49 (17.1) 1  
  < 35 173 (73.0) 64 (27.0) 237 (82.9) 1.1 (0.9–1.3) 0.6
Area of residence
 Rural 94 (72.3) 36 (27.7) 130 (45.5) 1  
 Urban 113 (72.4) 43 (27.6) 156 (54.5) 1.0 (0.9–1.2) 1.0
Education
 After secondary school 187 (74.8) 63 (25.2) 250 (87.4) 1  
 Up to secondary school 20 (55.6) 16 (44.4) 36 (12.6) 0.7 (0.6–1.0) 0.02
Employment status
 Not employed 42 (77.8) 12 (22.2) 54 (18.9) 1  
 Current employment 165 (71.1) 67 (28.9) 232 (81.1) 0.9 (0.8–1.1) 0.3
Parity
 More than 1 child 97 (75.8) 31 (24.2) 128 (44.8) 1  
 First child 110 (69.6) 48 (30.4) 158 (55.2) 0.9 (0.8–1.1) 0.2
Previous BFc
 No 7 (53.8) 6 (46.2) 13 (10.3) 1  
 Yes 88 (77.9) 25 (22.1) 113 (89.7) 1.4 (0.9–2.4) 0.06
Gestational age
  ≥ 37 weeks 198 (82.2) 43 (17.8) 241 (84.3) 1  
  < 37 weeks 9 (20.0) 36 (80.0) 45 (15.7) 0.2 (0.1–0.4) < 0.001
Birth weight
  ≥ 2500 g 199 (72.4) 76 (27.6) 275 (96.2) 1  
  < 2500 g 8 (72.7) 3 (27.3) 11 (3.8) 1.0 (0.7–1.5) 1.0
Number of babies
 Singleton 204 (72.1) 79 (27.9) 283 (99.0) 1  
 Twins 3 (100.0) 0 3 (1.0) 0.7 (0.6–0.8) 0.6
Mode of delivery
 Vaginal 86 (69.4) 38 (30.6) 124 (43.4) 1  
 Cesarean section 121 (74.7) 41 (25.3) 162 (56.6) 1.1 (0.9–1.2) 0.3
  1. BF breastfeeding, PR prevalence ratio, CI confidence interval
  2. aBreastfeeding established and intent to breastfeed exclusively for 6 months or more
  3. bAll other mothers including those in whom breastfeeding was not established at the time of interview
  4. cMissing data for two mothers