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Table 6 Factors associated with the timing of breastfeeding information

From: Breastfeeding in Bolivia – information and attitudes

Source and time of information >5 years education Latin ethnicity Middle/upper class Other significant factor§(maternal characteristic)
Any source     
- Anytime 8.71; 1.86–40.86 NS NS Urban: 9.78; 2.35–40.59
- Before birth 7.01; 3.08–15.92* 5.80; 2.00–16.84* 7.62; 3.32–17.44* Partner†: 3.68; 1.72–7.92*
- Before or maternity w. 4.25; 1.69–10.68 NS 4.43; 1.74–11.27 Urban: 6.05; 1.81–20.23 Partner †: 3.65; 1.46–9.13
Health care personnel     
- Anytime NS NS NS  
- Before birth 2.37; 1.57–3.57* NS 2.21; 1.69–4.01*  
- Before or maternity w. 2.14; 1.35–3.38 NS 2.27; 1.41–3.64*  
Doctor     
- Anytime NS NS 2.13; 1.31–3.46  
- Before birth 2.56; 1.69–3.86* NS 2.85; 1.85–4.39* Partner†: 2.25; 1.29–3.93
- Before or maternity w. 2.26; 1.46–3.49* NS 2.42; 1.54–3.80*  
Family member     
- Anytime 3.15; 1.98–4.98* 2.87; 1.70–4.83* 3.76; 2.32–6.07*  
- Before birth 3.84; 2.49–5.90* 2.35; 1.50–3.68* 4.13; 2.64–6.47*  
Television     
- Anytime 2.46; 1.52–3.97* NS 2.60; 1.58–4.26*  
- Before birth 3.21; 2.06–5.00* NS 3.26; 2.06–5.28* Urban: 4.40; 1.66–11.65
Newspaper/mag./books     
- Anytime 3.29; 2.15–5.04* 2.34; 1.55–3.54* 4.26; 2.70–6.72*  
- Before birth 3.07; 2.00–4.71* 2.18; 1.45–3.28* 3.65; 2.31–5.76* ≥ 25 yrs: 1.93; 1.31–2.85*
  1. Educational level, ethnicity and social class are in separate columns since they were often associated with breastfeeding information. Data indicate odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals for odds ratios. §Only factors with p < 0.00625 are presented, see below. NS = Not significant using correction for multiple comparisons (see text); p < 0.00625. Analyses were corrected for multiple comparisons since they were exploratory. * p < 0.001 † Living with the infant's father