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Table 3 Multiple mean Comparison of WHO Breastfeeding practices indices, between the four study areas

From: Breastfeeding practices and complementary feeding in Ecuador: implications for localized policy applications and promotion of breastfeeding: a pooled analysis

Indicator Study site n % SD
A.
1. Early initiation of breastfeeding. Cumbaya 296 36.2 0.48
Galapagos 246 62.5 0.48
Morona U 277 75.4a 0.43
Morona R 449 74.7a 0.43
2. Age-appropriate breastfeeding (0–59 months)* Cumbaya 301 47.8 0.50
Galapagos 247 62.0 0.49
Morona U 475 20.1a 0.40
Morona R 834 17.6a 0.38
B.
3. Exclusive breastfeeding to 6 months Cumbaya 81 51.9ab 0.50
Galapagos 51 55.9ac 0.50
Morona U 52 56.7bcd 0.50
Morona R 96 84.0d 0.37
4. Continued breastfeeding, 12–15 months Cumbaya 43 76.7ab 0.43
Galapagos 56 82.4ac 0.38
Morona U 32 56.5cd 0.50
Morona R 63 52.4d 0.50
5. Infants ever breastfed. Cumbaya 301 98.4a 0.13
Galapagos 247 99.5a 0.07
Morona U 309 93.0b 0.26
Morona R 495 90.8b 0.29
6. Continued breastfeeding at 2 years. Cumbaya 29 24.1abc 0.44
Galapagos 38 41.1ade 0.49
Morona U 27 13.8bdf 0.35
Morona R 56 33.8cef 0.47
7. Infants < 6 months predominantly breastfed. Cumbaya 80 61.3ab 0.49
Galapagos 51 65.5acd 0.48
Morona U 52 69.7bce 0.46
Morona R 96 84.0de 0.37
C.
8. Infants who received solid, semi-solid, or soft foods Cumbaya 37 97.3a 0.16
Galapagos 37 92.0a 0.27
Morona U 29 70.6 0.46
Morona R 44 43.2 0.50
9. Infants 6–23 months with minimum dietary diversity. Cumbaya 162 88.3a 0.32
Galapagos 196 89.6a 0.31
Morona U 154 57.2 0.50
Morona R 255 32.4 0.47
10. Infants 6–23 months with minimum meal frequency. Cumbaya 162 87.7a 0.33
Galapagos 196 90.5a 0.29
Morona U 148 52.1 0.50
Morona R 250 20.6 0.40
11. Infants 6–23 months with minimum acceptable diet. Cumbaya 162 72.2a 0.45
Galapagos 196 74.5a 0.44
Morona U 149 23.9 0.43
Morona R 252 8.8 0.28
12. Bottle feeding. Proportion of children 0–23 months of age who are fed with a bottle. Cumbaya 242 46.7a 0.50
Galapagos 246 40.8a 0.49
Morona U 211 28.0 0.45
Morona R 361 12.8 0.33
D
12. Milk feeding frequency for non-breastfed. Proportion of non-breastfed children 6–23 months of age who receive at least 2 milk feedings. Cumbaya 59 79.7 0.41
Galapagos 63 79.5a 0.40
Morona U
Morona R
  1. * 0–25 months in Galapagos