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Table 1 Characteristics of participants (n = 270)

From: A qualitative study on the breastfeeding experience of mothers of preterm infants in the first 12 months after birth

Demographic variables n (%) median [IQR] mean ± SD
Maternal variables
 Age, years 30.5 ± 4.8
 Maternal educational level
  Higher education 154 (51)
  Upper secondary school or less 116 (49)
 Primipara 159 (59)
 Mothers not born in Sweden 16 (6)
 Vaginal birth 152 (56)
 Multiple birth 32 (12)
 Gestational age at birth, weeks 34 [2]
 Exclusive breastfeeding
  at discharge 230 (85)
  8 weeks after discharge 171 (63)
  6 months after birth 75 (28)
 Partial breastfeeding 12 months after birth 39 (15)
  1. SD Standard deviation, IQR Interquartile range