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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).