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Table 5 Chi-square analyses of differences in breastfeeding knowledge, attitude and position practices (N = 383)

From: Knowledge, attitude and techniques of breastfeeding among Nigerian mothers from a semi-urban community

  Knowledge of breastfeeding   
  Good n (%) Poor n (%) X2 p-value
Parity
 Primiparous 98(74.2) 34(25.8) 0.864 0.353
 Multiparous 175(69.7) 76(30.3)   
Previous training on breastfeeding
 Yes 195(71.4) 71(28.6) 6.104 0.013
 No 71(64.5) 46(35.5)   
  Attitude towards breastfeeding   
  Good Poor X 2 p-value
Parity
 Primiparous 71(53.8) 61(46.2) 0.088 0.766
 Multiparous 139(55.4) 112(44.6)   
Previous training on breastfeeding
 Yes 144(54.1) 122(45.9) 0.003 0.958
 No 63(53.8) 54(46.2)   
  Breastfeeding posture practice   
  Advisable Not advisable X 2 p-value
Parity
 Primiparous 111(84.1) 21(15.9) 10.022 0.002
 Multiparous 236(94.0) 15(6.0)   
Previous training on breastfeeding
 Yes 251(94.4) 15(5.6) 1.818 0.178
 No 106(90.6) 11(9.4)   
Knowledge of breastfeeding
 Good 254(71.2) 103(28.8) 0.044 0.834
 Poor 19(73.1) 7(26.9)   
Attitude towards breastfeeding
 Positive 195(94.2) 12(5.8) 0.700 0.403
 Negative 162(92.1) 14(7.9)