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Table 2 Adjusteda odds ratios of weaning at different time intervals according to maternal demographic variables

From: Breastfeeding and weaning practices among Hong Kong mothers: a prospective study

  Breastfed for <1 month
(n= 1281)c
Breastfed for <3 months
(n= 765)d
Characteristic aORa 95% CI aORa 95% CI
Age, y
   18-24 1.84 1.05 to 3.21 1.56 0.66 to 3.66
   25-29 1.20 0.82 to 1.75 1.34 0.82 to 2.19
   30-34 1.17 0.85 to 1.62 0.86 0.57 to 1.30
   ≥35 1 -- 1 --
Parity
   Primiparous 1.52 0.92 to 2.51 1.11 0.53 to 2.32
   Multiparous 1 -- 1 --
Maternal Education
   Primary 0.91 0.41 to 2.02 0.55 0.19 to 1.64
   Compulsory secondary 0.76 0.54 to 1.08 1.05 0.64 to 1.73
   Upper secondary 1 -- 1 --
   University degree 0.36 0.27 to 0.50 0.82 0.53 to 1.27
   Post-graduate degree 0.44 0.21 to 0.90 0.69 0.26 to 1.80
Monthly Family income (HKD)b
   < $10,000 0.79 0.42 to 1.50 0.55 0.23 to 1.30
   $10,000-14,999 0.77 0.46 to 1.29 0.68 0.33 to 1.39
   $15,000-$19,999 0.89 0.53 to 1.47 0.63 0.29 to 1.34
   $20,000-$24,999 1 -- 1 --
   $25,000-$29,999 0.76 0.46 to 1.26 0.73 0.35 to 1.52
   => $30,000 0.82 0.54 to 1.23 0.77 0.43 to 1.40
Length of residence in Hong Kong
   < 5 years 1 -- 1 --
   ≥ 5 years 2.56 1.50 to 4.38 0.83 0.46 to 1.48
Mother planning to exclusively breastfeed
   No 1 -- 1 --
   Yes 0.66 0.50 to 0.86 0.94 0.63 to 1.41
Was mother breastfed
   No 1 -- 1 --
   Yes 0.74 0.57 to 0.95 0.84 0.59 to 1.20
Previous breastfeeding experience
   No 1 -- 1 --
   Yes 0.36 0.22 to 0.61 0.90 0.43 to 1.87
Husband feeding preference
   Breastfeeding 0.71 0.51 to 0.98 1.04 0.66 to 1.64
   No preference 1 -- 1 --
   Infant formula or mixed 1.28 0.87 to 1.89 2.39 1.31 to 4.34
Emergency caesarean section
   No 1 -- 1 --
   Yes 1.37 0.93 to 2.02 1.42 0.81 to 2.51
Return to work post-partum
   No 1 -- 1 --
   Yes 1.75 1.25 to 2.46 2.06 1.33 to 3.18
% of breastfeeding at 1 month
   Exclusive breastfeeding -- -- 1 --
   High partial breastfeeding -- -- 2.00 1.31 to 3.05
   Medium partial breastfeeding -- -- 5.25 3.36 to 8.20
   Low partial breastfeeding -- -- 13.8 5.70 to 33.63
% of breastfeeds given at breast
   100% -- -- 1 --
   50 to <100% -- -- 0.78 0.47 to 1.30
   <50% -- -- 1.54 0.90 to 2.63
  1. a Adjusted for all variables shown
  2. b 1 USD = 7.78 HKD
  3. c 36 participants were excluded from the multivariable analyses because of missing family income data
  4. d 69 participants were excluded from the multivariable analyses because of missing data