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Table 3 Factors associated with continued breastfeeding at 6 weeks in the total cohort

From: “Real-world” effect of a peer counselor on breastfeeding outcomes in an urban prenatal clinic in the United States

  Bivariable analyses Multivariable analysis*
Clinical or demographic factor Not Breastfeeding
(n = 96)
Breastfeeding
(n = 104)
p-value aOR (95% CI)
Age, years 27.9 (± 4.9) 30.1 (± 5.0) 0.004 1.05 (0.99–1.12)
Pregravid BMI, kg/m2 30.5 (± 7.3) 29.6 (± 8.5) 0.39  
Race/ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
Non-Hispanic Black
White Hispanic
Black Hispanic
Asian
Other
11 (11.5)
50 (52.1)
32 (33.3)
2 (2.1)
0 (0.0)
1 (1.0)
13 (12.5)
50 (48.1)
29 (27.9)
2 (1.9)
10 (9.6)
0 (0.0)
0.05 (ref)
1.19 (0.45–3.15)
1.37 (0.48–3.95)
1.38 (0.14–13.75)
--
--
Married 25 (26.3) 38 (36.9) 0.11 --
Multiparous 66 (68.8) 71 (68.3) 0.94 --
Some college education or greater 56 (60.2) 88 (85.4) < 0.001 3.48 (1.64–7.39)
Employed for wages
Maternity leave
38 (40.0)
28 (73.7)
40 (38.8)
29 (72.5)
0.87
0.91
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Intended pregnancy 38 (39.6) 39 (37.5) 0.76 --
Antenatal depression 15 (16.7) 17 (17.4) 0.90 --
Postpartum depression 6 (7.1) 7 (7.7) 0.89 --
Spontaneous vaginal delivery 64 (66.7) 63 (60.6) 0.37 --
Infant NICU admission 26 (27.1) 18 (17.3) 0.095 0.48 (0.22–1.06)
  1. Data displayed as n (%) or mean (± SD). BMI body mass index; NICU neonatal intensive care unit
  2. *Multivariable model retained all factors associated with breastfeeding with p < 0.10 on bivariable analyses