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Table 4 Adjusted odds ratio for using whey-based infant formula at 6 months

From: Infant formula feeding practices in a prospective population based study

N =1,095 aOR (95% CI)
Infant Sex
 Male Reference
 Female 0.73 (0.57–0.93)*
Maternity Care
 Public Reference
 Private 1.37 (1.04–1.81)*
Method of feeding at hospital discharge
 Exclusive Breastfeeding Reference
 Breastfeeding and formula feeding 1.46 (1.05–2.03)*
 Formula feeding 1.52 (1.13–2.06)*
 Maternal Age (years) 1.01 (0.98–1.04)
 Maternal tertiary education
 No tertiary education Reference
 Tertiary education 1.11 (0.86–1.45)
 Maternal employment status
 Unemployed Reference
 Employed 1.57 (0.97–2.54)
  1. *p ≤ 0.05