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Table 2 Distribution of maternal socio-demographic and obstetric characteristics.

From: Factors associated with breastfeeding cessation in nursing mothers in a peer support programme in Eastern Lancashire

Variable Total
No (%)
BwD No (%) Hyndburn No (%) P value
Borough of residence     
Both 2,107 (100%) 1,606 (76.2%) 501 (23.8%) -
BwD 1,606 1,606 - -
Hyndburn 501 - 501 -
Ethnicity     
White 1,003 (48.0%) 622 (39.1%) 381 (76.0%) < 0.0001
Non-white 1,088 (52.0%) 968 (60.9%) 120 (24.0%) < 0.0001
▪ Indian 496 (23.7%) 489 (30.8%) 7 (1.4%) < 0.0001
▪ Pakistani 503 (24.1%) 403 (25.3%) 100 (20.0%) 0.0139
▪ All Blacks 25 (1.2%) 24 (1.5%) 1 (0.2%) 0.0097
▪ OthersΨ 64 (3.1%) 52 (3.3%) 12 (2.4%) 0.3043
Total valid data 2,091 (100.0%) 1,590 (100.0%) 501 (100.0%) -
Missing data 16 16 0 0.0094
Marital status     
Mothers with partners 2,030 (96.7%) 1,551 (97.0%) 479 (95.8%) 0.1557
Single mothers 69 (3.3%) 48 (3.0%) 21 (4.2%) 0.1557
Total valid data 2,099 (100.0%) 1,599 (100.0%) 500 (100.0%) -
Missing data 8 7 1 0.4498
IMD quartile     
1st quartile 542 (25.7%) 362 (22.5%) 180 (35.9%) < 0.0001
2nd quartile 516 (24.5%) 360 (22.4%) 156 (31.1%) < 0.0001
3rd quartile 526 (25.0%) 477 (29.7%) 49 (9.8%) < 0.0001
4th quartile 523 (24.8%) 407 (25.3%) 116 (23.2%) 0.3221
Total valid data 2,107 (100.0%) 1,606 (100.0%) 501(100.0%) -
Missing data 0 0 0 -
Parity     
Primips 897 (42.7%) 675 (42.1%) 222 (44.3%) 0.1952
Multips 1,206 (57.3%) 927 (57.9%) 279 (55.7%) 0.1952
   ▪ 2nd births 153 (7.3%) 109 (6.8%) 44 (8.8%) 0.1358
   ▪ 3rd births 521 (24.8%) 392 (24.5%) 129 (25.7%) 0.5580
   ▪ 4th births 296 (14.1%) 242 (15.1%) 54 (10.8%) 0.0152
   ▪ 5th births 155 (7.4%) 125 (7.8%) 30 (6.0%) 0.1759
   ▪ 6th - 9th births 82 (3.9%) 60 (3.7%) 22 (4.4%) 0.5129
Total valid data 2,103 (100.0%) 1,602 (100.0%) 501 (100.0%) -
Missing data 4 4 0 0.3112
Mode of delivery     
Vaginal 1,537 (73.3%) 1,183 (74.1%) 354 (70.8%) 0.1333
Operative delivery 560 (26.7%) 414 (25.1%) 146 (29.2%) 0.1484
   ▪ Caesarean 371 (17.7%) 285 (17.8%) 86 (17.2%) 0.7377
   ▪ Instrumental 189 (9.0%) 129 (8.1%) 60 (12.0%) 0.0074
Total valid data 2,097 (100.0%) 1,597 (100.0%) 500 (100.0%) -
Missing data 10 9 1 0.2989
  1. ΨChinese, Bangladeshi, other ethnic groups constituted "Others". This group is referred to in the text of this paper as other ethnic groups.
  2. Overall Chi-square p was not significant (p = 0.0774).