Table 4

Crosstabs of action group and contemplation group for various demographic and breastfeeding behavioural variables
Variable Action group Contemplation group
% N % N
Ages n = 226 n = 176
  21-25yrs 11.1 25 13.6 24
  26-30yrs 36.7 83 33.0 58
  31-35yrs 38.5 87 39.8 70
  36-40yrs 12.8 29 12.5 22
  40+ and over 0.9 2 1.1 2
p-value = 0.8918
Education level n = 231 n = 184
  Junior high school 0 0 1.6 3
  Senior high school 12.6 29 13.0 24
  Vocational/college degree 71.0 164 64.1 118
  Graduate school or above 16.5 38 21.2 39
p-value = 0.1278
Job n = 130 n = 117
  Full-time 93.1 121 92.3 108
  Part-time 6.2 8 6.0 7
  Contracted 0.8 1 1.7 2
p-value = 0.9173
Exclusively breastfeeding n = 231 n = 184
  Only breast milk 85.3 197 81.0 149
  Mix breast milk and others 14.7 34 19.0 35
χ2 = 1.368 df = 1
Breastfeeding practice n = 232 n = 185
  From breast directly 48.7 113 34.6 64
  Bottle feed with expressed milk 13.4 31 20.0 37
  Alternating between the breast directly and bottle with expressed milk 28.4 66 34.0 63
  Directly from breast only before bedtime 9.5 22 11.4 21
χ2 = 9.004* df = 3
Breastfeeding duration N = 231 N = 185
  4- less or equal to 6 month 39.8 92 44.9 83
  7-12 month 33.8 78 31.9 59
  13-18 month 15.2 35 14.6 27
  19-24 month 7.3 17 4.3 8
  25-36 month 3.9 9 4.3 8
χ2 = 2.371 df = 4

Note: * p < .05.

Chow and Dong

Chow and Dong BMC Public Health 2013 13:410   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-410

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