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Table 3 Multiple linear regression predicting intended duration of EBF in weeks at baseline (n = 110 across all models)

From: Exclusive breastfeeding prenatal intentions among HIV-positive mothers in Blantyre, Malawi: a correlation study

Predictor Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Model 4
Constant 26.596(2.747) 30.152(15.570) 33.285(15.308) 61.246(15.737)
***   * ***
Maternal Education -2.295(.581) -2.272(.592) -2.262(.580) -2.154(.540)
-.390*** -.386*** -.385*** -.366***
Parity .221(.962) .223(.966) .259 (.946) -.045(.883)
.023 .023 .027 -.005
Disclosure of HIV status to Spouse & family -1.693(.967) -1.669(.977) -1.573(.957) -1.113(.897)
-.153 -.151 -.142 -.101
Positive Beliefs (PEBB)   -1.544(6.654) -3.180(6.554) -20.610(7.394)
  -.021 -.043 -.278**
Normative Beliefs (NorB)    2.631(1.126) 1.700(1.071)
   .201* .130
Control Beliefs (EBCB)     .328(.079)
    .415***
R2 .197 .198 .238 .348
R2 change .197*** .00 .040* .110***
Adjusted R2 .175 .167 .201 .310
Model pvalue P < .001 P < .001 P < .001 P < .001
  1. Note: PEBB = positive exclusive breastfeeding belief; NorB = normative belief; EBCB = exclusive breastfeeding control belief.
  2. Cell entries are estimated unstandardized coefficients (std error) and standardized coefficients; *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < .001.