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Table 2 Distribution of breastfeeding practices by immigration status

From: Variation in the association between socioeconomic status and breastfeeding practices by immigration status in Taiwan: a population based birth cohort study

    Taiwanese mothers Immigrant mothers  
  Total China Southeast Asia p
  N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)  
Total 21217 (100.00) 18416 (100.00) 959 (100.00) 1839 (100.00)  
Breastfeeding practices          
Ever breastfeedingbc          
 Yes 17424 (82.12) 15218 (82.63) 789 (82.27) 1415 (76.94) <.0001
 No 3793 (17.88) 3198 (17.37) 170 (17.73) 424 (23.06)  
Predominant breastfeeding continued to fourth monthabc          
 Yes 3792 (17.87) 2987 (16.22) 348 (36.29) 457 (24.85) <.0001
 No 17425 (82.13) 15429 (83.78) 611 (63.71) 1382 (75.15)  
Predominant breastfeeding continued to sixth monthabc          
 Yes 1666 (7.85) 1294 (7.03) 175 (18.25) 197 (10.71) <.0001
 No 19551 (92.15) 17122 (92.97) 784 (81.75) 1642 (89.29)  
  1. aSignificant difference at 0.05 level between Taiwan-born and China-born mothers
  2. bSignificant difference at 0.05 level between China-born and Southeast Asia-born mothers
  3. cSignificant difference at 0.05 level between Taiwan-born and Southeast Asia-born mothers
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