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Table 2 Descriptive statistics for behavioral scales and associations with breastfeeding outcomes in the cohort

From: Factors associated with duration of breastfeeding in women giving birth for the first time

Variable Overall
N = 5249
Did you ever breastfeed this baby?
N = 5249
How old was this baby when all breastfeeding stopped?
N = 4704 (8 missing)
How old was this baby when exclusive breastfeeding stopped?
N = 3726 (1 missing)
Yes
N = 4712
No
N = 537
P-Val* > 6 m
N = 2739
<=6 m
N = 1965
P-Val* > 6 m
N = 1161
<=6 m
N = 2565
P-Val*
EPDS Mean (SD)
[Range 0–27. Higher values = more negative feelings/experiences]
5.5 (4.0) 5.4 (3.9) 6.6 (4.9) < 0.001 5.0 (3.7) 5.9 (4.1) < 0.001 5.0 (3.7) 5.3 (3.9) 0.01
MSS Mean (SD)
[Range 12–84. Higher values = higher agreement]
74.7 (13.8) 75.1 (13.6) 71.4 (15.7) < 0.001 76.0 (12.9) 73.9 (14.3) < 0.001 76.3 (12.4) 74.9 (14.1) 0.002
CD-RISC Mean (SD)
[Range 19–100. Higher values = Higher Resilience]
79.1 (11.4) 79.4 (11.0) 76.6 (13.5) < 0.001 80.1 (10.6) 78.5 (11.5) < 0.001 80.6 (10.8) 79.5 (10.9) 0.002
STAI-T Mean (SD)
[Range 20–74. Higher values = Higher anxiety]
33.8 (8.6) 33.6 (8.4) 36.4 (9.5) < 0.001 32.9 (8.0) 34.5 (8.8) < 0.001 32.7 (8.0) 33.5 (8.4) 0.01
PSS Mean (SD)
[Range 0–40. Higher values = Higher stress]
11.3 (6.3) 11.1 (6.2) 13.2 (7.1) < 0.001 10.4 (5.7) 12.0 (6.6) < 0.001 10.3 (5.9) 11.0 (6.2) < 0.001
PES Median (Range)
PES-Hassle Frequency ratio 0.70 (0.10–7.00) 0.70 (0.10–6.00) 0.70 (0.1–7.00) 0.01** 0.70 (0.10–6.00) 0.70 (0.1–3.00) 0.02** 0.70 (0.10–2.25) 0.70 (0.10–4.00) 0.76**
PES-Hassle Intensity ratio 0.56 (0.33–2.22) 0.56 (0.33–2.22) 0.60 (0.33–2.11) < 0.001** 0.56 (0.33–2.04) 0.58 (0.33–2.22) < 0.001** 0.56 (0.33–1.80) 0.56 (0.33–2.22) 0.31**
  1. EPDS Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, MSS Multidimensional Perceived Social Support Scale, CD-RISC Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale, STAI-T Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, PSS Perceived Stress Scale, PES Pregnancy Experience Scale
  2. *P-values obtained from t-test
  3. **P-values obtained from Wilcoxon rank sum test