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Table 1 Characteristics and feeding behaviour of women interviewed (n = 36)

From: Significant others, situations and infant feeding behaviour change processes: a serial qualitative interview study

  Site 1 participants (n = 18) Site 2 participants (n = 18)
Age (years)   
≤20 0 3
21-30 4 4
31-40 11 11
≤40 3 0
Age at leaving full time education (years)   
16 or less 1 3
17 1 5
18 3 1
19 or more 13 9
Occupational classificationa   
1-3 10 6
4-6 5 8
7-9 2 3
Not employed 1 1
Parity   
0 9 10
≥1 9 8
Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD)b   
1-3 13 13
4-5 5 5
Feeding:   
Exclusive breastfeeding to six months 1 0
Any breastfeeding to six months 10 7
Formula introduced in first week 7 9
Formula introduced by six weeks 11 13
Stopped breastfeeding by six weeks (including 1 who didn’t start) 3 7
Solids introduced by 20 weeks: n = 34 (no solids data for 2 Site 2 women) 7 13
  1. aStandard Occupational Classification (SOC 2000) taken from the 2000 Census (Office of National Statistics, 2001):
  2. 1. Managers and senior officials.
  3. 2. Professional occupations.
  4. 3. Associate professional and technical occupations.
  5. 4. Administrative and secretarial occupation.
  6. 5. Skilled trade occupations.
  7. 6. Personal service occupations.
  8. 7. Sales and customer service occupations.
  9. 8. Process and plant and machine operatives.
  10. 9. Elementary occupations.
  11. bScottish Government, 2009. SIMD 1 is the most deprived quintile. SIMD 5 is the least deprived quintile.