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Table 3 Feeding practice and non-nutritive sucking habits

From: Effects of breast-feeding duration, bottle-feeding duration and non-nutritive sucking habits on the occlusal characteristics of primary dentition

Non-nutritive habit   Breast-feeding     Bottle-feeding    
  0-6 months n(%) >6 months n(%) OR 95% CI   6-18 months n(%) >18 months n(%) OR 95% CI P
P
Pacifier sucking yes 22(73.3) 8(26.7)     14(46.7) 16(53.3)    
  no 278(39.5) 426(60.5) 4.21 1.85-9.60 0.0002* 291(41.3) 413(58.7) 1.24 0.59-2.58 0.562
Digit sucking yes 54(38.6) 86(61.4)     56(40.0) 84(60.0)    
  no 246(41.4) 348(58.6) 0.89 0.61-1.30 0.538 249(41.9) 345(58.1) 0.92 0.64-1.34 0.679
  1. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was used to the calculate odds ratio (OR) of breastfeeding duration and bottle-feeding duration developing pacifier or digit sucking habit.
  2. *Comparisons are significantly different, P < 0.05.