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Table 2 Difference in FAS and FA prevalence in relation to different characteristics

From: Maternal postpartum feeding anxiety was associated with infant feeding practices: results from the mother-infant cohort study of China

Characteristics N FAS P value Feeding anxiety n(%) P value ORsa (95% CI)
(mean ± SD) Negative(≤38) Mild(39 ~ 52) Severe(≥53)
Maternal age (years)
 21–27 110 41.71 ± 8.27 0.487 40 (36. 4%) 60 (54.5%) 10 (9.1%) 0.830 1
 28–34 277 40.94 ± 8.12   105 (37.9%) 148 (53.4%) 24 (8.7%)   0.94 (0.59 ~ 1.48)
 ≥ 35 69 40.23 ± 8.45   31 (44.9%) 33 (47.8%) 5 (7.2%)   0.70 (0.38 ~ 1.29)
Education degree
 ≤ High school 170 40.97 ± 7.94 0.951 63 (37.1%) 92 (54.1%) 15 (8.8%) 0.744 1
 Bachelor 214 41.13 ± 8.31   81 (37.9%) 116 (54.2%) 17 (7.9%)   0.97 (0.64 ~ 1.47)
 Postgraduate or above 72 40.79 ± 8.59   32 (44.4%) 33 (45.8%) 7 (9.7%)   0.74 (0.42 ~ 1.29)
Household income level
 Low 93 42.59 ± 9.48 0.111 33 (35.5%) 50 (53.8%) 10 (10.8%) 0.886 1
 Middle 202 40.73 ± 8.12   78 (38.6%) 107 (53.0%) 17 (8.4%)   0.87 (0.52 ~ 1.46)
 High 161 40.47 ± 7.40   65 (40.4%) 84 (52.2%) 12 (7.5%)   0.81 (0.48 ~ 1.38)
Parity
 1 321 41.13 ± 8.40 0.659 126 (39.3%) 163 (50.8%) 32 (10.0%) 0.170 1
 ≥2 135 40.76 ± 7.74   50 (37.0%) 78 (57.8%) 7 (5.2%)   1.10 (0.73 ~ 1.63)
Gestational age (weeks)
 ≥ 38 436 40.99 ± 8.19 0.767 168 (38.5%) 231 (53.0%) 37 (8.5%) 0.888 1
 < 37 20 41.55 ± 8.59   8 (40.0%) 10 (50.0%) 2 (10.0%)   0.94 (0.38 ~ 2.35)
Delivery mode
 Vaginal 271 41.06 ± 8.42 0.887 112 (40.3%) 130 (48.0%) 29 (10.7%) 0.019* 1
 Caesarean 185 40.95 ± 7.88   64 (34.6%) 111 (60.0%) 10 (5.4%)   1.33 (0.90 ~ 1.96)
  1. FAS Feeding anxiety score
  2. a ORs value was calculated as combination of mild and severe anxiety (FAS > 38) compared with negative (FA ≤ 38) group
  3. * P < 0.05