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Table 4 Difference in maternal FAS and FA prevalence in relation to responsive feeding practices

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

Responsive feeding N FAS P value Feeding anxiety n(%) P value ORs(95% CI)a
(mean ± SD) Negative(≤38) Mild(39 ~ 52) Severe(≥53)
Feeding as more as possible
 Never 85 40.58 ± 8.02 0.868 33 (38.8%) 45 (52.9%) 7 (8.2%) 0.996 1
 Rarely 74 40.80 ± 8.83   28 (37.8%) 40 (54.1%) 6 (8.1%)   1.04 (0.55 ~ 1.98)
 Sometimes 111 40.82 ± 8.10   44 (39.6%) 59 (53.2%) 67 (60.4%)   0.97 (0.54 ~ 1.72)
 Often 132 41.68 ± 8.03   71 (38.2%) 97 (52.2%) 82 (62.1%)   1.03 (0.61 ~ 1.74)
Perception of infant hungry and satiety signs
 Never 198 41.13 ± 8.41 0.171 74 (37.4%) 107 (54.0%) 17 (8.6%) 0.934 1
 Rarely 224 41.19 ± 8.20   87 (38.8%) 116 (51.8%) 21 (9.4%)   0.94 (0.63–1.39)
 Sometimes 21 40.62 ± 6.04   8 (38.1%) 12 (57.1%) 1 (4.8%)   0.97 (0.38–2.45)
 Often 4 31.00 ± 8.83   7 (53.8%) 6 (46.2%) 0 (0.0%)   0.51 (0.17–1.58)
Fixed-time feeding
 Never 78 40.21 ± 7.83 0.573 33 (42.3%) 42 (53.8%) 3 (3.8%) 0.649 1
 Rarely 86 41.87 ± 8.03   30 (34.9%) 48 (55.8%) 8 (9.3%)   1.37 (0.73 ~ 2.57)
 Sometimes 97 41.62 ± 8.72   34 (35.1%) 54 (55.7%) 9 (9.3%)   1.36 (0.74 ~ 2.51)
 Often 130 40.42 ± 7.90   79 (40.5%) 97 (49.7%) 19 (9.7%)   1.08 (0.63 ~ 1.83)
  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