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Table 3 Determinants of maternal attitude towards breastfeeding

From: Breastfeeding in Bolivia – information and attitudes

  Univariate Multivariate
   Initial model (n = 439) Final model (n = 452)
  OR; 95% CI OR OR; 95% CI OR OR; 95% CI OR
Latin Ethnicity 4.93; 3.30–7.37 3.91; 1.42–10.74 3.32; 2.14–5.13
Middle/upper social class 4.89; 3.11–7.68 2.34; 1.30–4.30 3.05; 1.86–5.02
>5 years of education 3.53; 2.37–5.25* 1.74; 0.99–3.07  
Catholic faith 1.48; 0.97–2.27 0.98; 0.49–1.96  
No previous breastfeeding 1.38; 0.96–1.97 1.28; 0.80–2.04  
Maternal age ≥ 25 years 1.42; 0.88–1.78 1.42; 0.90–2.28  
Literacy 2.96; 1.63–14.26*   
Urban living 1.52; 0.66–3.51   
Living with infant's father 1.65; 0.74–2.03   
Work 1.03; 0.67–1.45   
  1. OR = Odds ratios 95% CI OR = 95% confidence interval for odds ratios. Odds ratios > 1 indicate that this subgroup of women more often reported breastfeeding to be "very good". * In the initial model educational level was included and literacy was omitted, since these two variables were regarded as similar.