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Table 3 Unadjusted and adjusted logistic regression model of mode of delivery on breastfeeding duration to 12-weeks postpartum

From: The impact of caesarean section on breastfeeding initiation, duration and difficulties in the first four months postpartum

Independent variable Unadjusted OR (95 % CI) Adjusted OR (95 % CI)
Mode of birtha   -- b
Emergency caesarean 1.35 (1.03, 1.76)b 1.22 (.91, 1.62)a
Planned caesarean 1.33 (0.97, 1.82)a 1.61 (1.14, 2.26)b
Low income 1.61 (1.25, 2.06)c 1.58 (1.19, 2.09)b
Lower education 2.14 (1.61, 2.85)c 1.82 (1.31, 2.53)c
No previous birth 1.38 (1.13, 1.68)b 1.42 (1.13, 1.77)b
Preterm birth 1.66 (1.18, 2.33)b 1.54 (1.06, 2.23)b
Maternal physical health 0.96 (0.95, 0.98)c .96 (0.94, 0.98)c
Maternal mental health 0.99 (0.98, 1.00)b .99 (0.97, 0.99)b
Caucasian 1.49 (1.14, 1.95)b 1.67 (1.25, 2.22)c
≥ 1Breastfeeding difficulty 2.09 (1.67, 2.61)c 1.82 (1.43, 2.31)c
  1. a≥0.05; b<0.05;c<0.001
  2. aReference group set as vaginal delivery