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Table 3 Children’s autism-like behaviours in different delivery modes and exclusive breastfeeding durations at 18 months (n/%)

From: Impact of caesarean delivery on children’s autism-like behaviours: the mediation of exclusive breastfeeding

Groups Delivery modes Exclusive breastfeeding at 4 months Exclusive breastfeeding at 6 months
Vaginal delivery Caesarean delivery Yes No Yes No
Children with autism-like behaviours 207/13.85 199/13.88 153/11.88** 243/15.42 26/9.15 370/14.34
Children without autism-like behaviours 1288/86.15 1235/86.12 1135/88.12 1333/84.58 258/90.85 2210/85.66
  1. **p < 0.01