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Table 2 Sucking behaviors of children ages 3 to 5 in Punta Arenas, Chile 2006-2007

From: The relationship of bottle feeding and other sucking behaviors with speech disorder in Patagonian preschoolers

  Age Category   
Characteristic 3 4 5 Total  
(N) 58 49 21 128  
  N (%) or
Mean (SD)
N (%) or
Mean (SD)
N (%) or
Mean (SD)
N (%) or
Mean (SD)
p
Bottle fed      
   No 2 (3.5) 3 (6.1) 2 (9.5) 7 (5.5) .57
   Yes 55 (96.5) 46 (93.9) 19 (90.5) 120 (94.5)  
Time bottle feeding      
   Less than 18 mths 9 (16.4) 8 (17.8) 1 (5.6) 18 (15.3) .26
   18 to 36 mths 24 (43.6) 12 (26.7) 9 (50.0) 45 (38.1)  
   More than 36 mths 22 (40.0) 25 (55.6) 8 (44.4) 55 (46.6)  
Breastfed      
   No 3 (5.3) 2 (4.1) 0 (0.0) 5 (3.9) .57
   Yes 54 (94.7) 47 (95.9) 21 (100.0) 122 (96.1)  
Time breastfeeding      
   Less than 6 mths 16 (27.6) 17 (34.7) 5 (23.8) 38 (29.7) .83
   6 to 12 mths 24 (41.4) 19 (38.8) 8 (38.1) 51 (39.8)  
   More than 12 mths 18 (31.0) 13 (26.5) 8 (38.1) 39 (30.5)  
Use of pacifier      
   No 33 (57.9) 28 (57.1) 13 (61.9) 74 (58.3) .93
   Yes 24 (42.1) 21 (42.8) 8 (38.1) 53 (41.7)  
Time with pacifier      
   2 to 12 mths 6 (25.0) 5 (25.0) 1 (12.5) 12 (23.1) .33
   12 to 24 mths 6 (25.0) 6 (30.0) 0 (0) 12 (23.1)  
   24 to 36 mths 3 (12.5) 5 (25.0) 2 (25.0) 10 (19.2)  
   Greater than 36 mths 9 (37.5) 4 (20.0) 5 (62.5) 18 (34.6)  
Sucked fingers      
   No 46 (80.7) 41 (83.7) 16 (80.0) 103 (81.7) .90
   Yes 11 (19.3) 8 (16.3) 4 (20.0) 23 (18.3)  
Time sucking finger      
   0 to 12 mths 6 (54.5) 0 (0.0) 1 (25.0) 7 (41.2) .52
   12 to 30 mths 3 (27.3) 1 (50.0) 1 (25.0) 5 (29.4)  
   > 30 mths 2 (18.3) 1 (50.0) 2 (50.0) 5 (29.4)