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Table 3 Relationships between breastfeeding practices and occupational fields

From: The association between work related factors and breastfeeding practices among Chinese working mothers: a mixed-method approach

  Adjusted Odds Ratios (95% Confidence Intervals)
  Early initiation Current BF Ever BF Exclusive BF (0–6 months) Predominant BF
(0–6 months)
Unemployed 1 1 1 1 1
Agriculture related 1.32 (1.15, 1.51) 1.76 (1.41, 2.20) 1.69 (1.09, 2.62) 1.30 (1.04, 1.62) 1.72 (1.44, 2.05)
Industry related 1.00 (0.75, 1.34) 1.19 (0.73, 1.94) 0.81 (0.35, 1.87) 0.77 (0.44, 1.34) 0.72 (0.47, 1.09)
Business and white collar 1.38 (1.23, 1.56) 0.98 (0.83, 1.15) 1.64 (1.12, 2.39) 0.95 (0.78, 1.17) 0.81 (0.68, 0.95)
  1. All models were adjusted for maternal education, maternal age, infant sex, parity, region (urban/rural), residency (local/migrant), and breastfeeding intention. Models for early initiation were plus adjusted for delivery method. Models for current BF were plus adjusted for infant age