Table 2

Comparison of infant care between immigrant and Taiwanese women
Variables Immigrant Taiwanese p
n % n %
Vaccination time schedule1 1.000
Yes 74 98.7 73 97.3
No 1 1.3 2 2.7
Vaccination types1 .745
Yes 69 92.0 71 94.7
No 6 8.0 4 5.3
Purpose of vacination1 1.000
Very important 74 98.7 75 100
Not important 1 1.3 0 0
New type of vacine1 <.001
Yes 54 72.0 73 97.3
No 21 28.0 2 2.7
Receive health information1 .006
Health care providers 42 56.0 58 77.3
Non health care providers 33 44.0 17 22.7
Adverse effects of vacine1 .071
Yes 63 84.0 70 93.3
No 12 16.0 5 6.7
Manage the adverse effect .460
Yes 62 83.8 66 88.0
No 12 16.2 9 12.0
Breastfeeding 1st week .683
Yes 61 81.3 59 78.7
No 14 18.7 16 21.3
Current breastfeeding .150
Exclusive breastfeeding 35 46.7 24 32.0
Full milk 20 26.7 29 38.7
Mixed 20 26.7 22 29.3
Sleep pattern of baby .577
Regular 54 72.0 57 76.0
Irregular 21 28.0 18 24.0
Sleep disturbance of mother <.001
No 54 72.0 31 41.3
Yes 21 28.0 44 58.7
Providing stimulation for baby
Sound (e.g. music) .022
Yes 51 68.0 63 84.0
No 24 32.0 12 16.0
Massage .033
Yes 35 46.7 48 64.0
No 40 53.3 27 36.0
Environmental <.001
Yes 22 29.3 59 78.7
No 53 70.7 16 21.3

1 Fisher’s exact test.

Chen et al.

Chen et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:5   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-13-5

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