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Table 2 Characteristics of the study population (N = 252) and comparison with the last official data available for the general population of newborns of the FVG region

From: Prevalence of breastfeeding in a baby-friendly pediatric practice: an experience in Trieste, Italy

Characteristic n (%) Trieste pediatric practice
(n = 252)
FVG Region 2011–2013
(number of births = 28,916)
p value*
Mother not Italian 81 (32.1) 6762 (23.4)
(32 missing)
0.002
Father not Italian 72 (28.7)
(1 missing)
5527 (19.4)
(443 missing)
<  0.001
Maternal education
 Primary/intermediate 48 (19.0) 6496 (22.5) 0.20
 Secondary/higher 204 (81.0) 22,404 (77.5)
(16 missing)
 
Paternal education
 Primary/intermediate 65 (25.9) 8198 (29.8) 0.17
 Secondary/higher 186 (74.1)
(1 missing)
19,334 (70.2)
(1384 missing)
 
 Mother employed 168 (66.7) 19,493 (67.4)
(16 missing)
0.79
Maternal age
 Less than 20 years 2 (0.8) 315 (1.1) 1.00
 20–29 years 62 (24.6) 8867 (30.7) 0.04
 30–39 years 145 (57.5) 17,476 (60.5) 0.33
 40 years and more 43 (17.1) 2242 (7.8)
(16 missing)
< 0.001
 First child 181 (71.8) 15,205 (52.6) < 0.001
 Cesarean-section 54 (21.4) 6735 (23.3) 0.55
Gestational age
  < 31 weeks 233 (0.8) Na
 31–36 weeks 19 (7.5) 1706 (5.9) 0.28
 37–42 weeks 233 (92.5) 26,974 (93.3) 0.61
  > 42 weeks 0 3 (0.01) 0.1
 Twin delivery 6 (2.4) 469 (1.6) 0.31
Birthweight§
 Less than 2500 g 23 (9.1) 1991 (6.8) 0.17
 2500–3999 g 221 (87.7) 25,422 (86.5) 0.65
 4000 g and more 8 (3.2) 1978 (6.7)
(2 missing)
0.02
Age first visit
 15 days or less 71 (28.2) Not available  
 16–30 days 99 (39.3)
 More than 30 days 82 (32.5)
  1. * binomial probability test, two sided
  2. § Data for the FVG Region are referred to newborns (n = 29,393)