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Table 4 Relationships between breastfeeding practices and employment status (formal versus informal) in non-agriculture related workers, stratified by residency

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)
Local Formal 1 1 1 1 1
Informal 0.93 (0.62, 1.39) 0.71 (0.54, 0.94) 0.87 (0.49, 1.55) 1.14 (0.78, 1.65) 1.33 (0.99, 1.78)
Migrant Formal 1 1 1 1 1
Informal 0.59 (0.38, 0.90) 0.69 (0.51, 0.92) 0.63 (0.35, 1.14) 1.29 (0.86, 1.92) 1.30 (0.94, 1.78)
  1. All models were adjusted for maternal education, maternal age, infant sex, parity, region (urban/rural), maternal occupation, and breastfeeding intention. Models for early initiation were plus adjusted for delivery method. Models for current BF were plus adjusted for infant age