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Table 2 Breastfeeding practices in the urban and semi-rural areas in Vietnam

From: Factors associated with a low prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding during hospital stay in urban and semi-rural areas of southern Vietnam

Breastfeeding practice Total (n = 6706) Urban (n = 4248) Semi-rural (n = 2458) p value
n Frequency (%) n Frequency (%) n Frequency (%)
Any breastfeeding during hospital stay 6706 6106 (91) 4248 3663 (86) 2458 2443 (99) <  0.001
Exclusive breastfeeding during hospital stay 6706 2187 (33) 4248 364 (9) 2458 1823 (74) <  0.001
Exclusive breastfeeding for 4 months 6210a 959 (15) 4,048a 70 (2) 2,162a 889 (41) <  0.001
Exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months 6093b 56 (<  1) 3,983b 5 (<  1) 2,110b 51 (2) <  0.001
  1. aNumber of infants were followed for 4 months
  2. bNumber of infants were followed for 6 months
  3. All p - values based on Fisher’s exact test