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Table 1 Percentages and numbers on demographic variables for participating mothers and their preterm infants

From: Breastfeeding satisfaction post hospital discharge and associated factors – a longitudinal cohort study of mothers of preterm infants

Characteristic n (%)
Maternal variables N = 493
Maternal educational level  
Higher education 258 (52)
Upper secondary school or less 235 (48)
Primipara 278 (56)
Mother not born in Sweden 46 (9.3)
Vaginal birth 277 (56)
Multiple birth 52 (11)
Infant variables N = 547
Gestational age at birth, median [IQR] 34 [2]
Small for gestational age 43 (8.7)
Male 275 (56)
Neonatal illness during hospital staya 18 (3.7)
Breathing support during hospital stayb 233 (47)
Home care 448 (91)
  1. IQR Intra quartile range
  2. aBronchopulmonary dysplasia, retinopathy of prematurity, necrotizing enterocolitis, intraventricular heamorrhage, periventricular leucomalacia
  3. bTreatment with high flow oxygen nasal therapy, continuous positive airway pressure or a ventilator