Table 2

Effect size estimates used in disease burden calculations
Exposure Age affected Effect sizes (95% confidence interval)
Diarrhea incidence Diarrhea mortality Pneumonia incidence Pneumonia mortality
Predominant breastfeeding 0 to 5 months 1.26 (0.81 to 1.95) 2.28 (0.85 to 6.13) 1.79 (1.29 to 2.48) 1.75 (0.48 to 6.43)
Partial breastfeeding 0 to 5 months 1.68 (1.03 to 2.76) 4.62 (1.81 to 11.76) 2.48 (0.23 to 27.15) 2.49 (1.03 to 6.04)
No breastfeeding 0 to 5 months 2.65 (1.72 to 4.07) 10.52 (2.79 to 39.60) 2.07 (0.19 to 22.64) 15.13 (0.61 to 373.84)
Discontinued breastfeeding 6 to 23 months 2.18 (1.14 to 4.16) 2.18 (1.14 to 4.16) - -

Roberts et al.

Roberts et al. BMC Medicine 2013 11:254   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-254

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