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Table 4 Prevalence (%) and odds ratio (OR) to study the association of breastfeeding with non-nutritive sucking habits

From: Breastfeeding and sucking habits in children enrolled in a mother-child health program

Variable Non-nutritive sucking habits OR 95% CI pa
  Yes No Total    
  N (%) N (%) N    
Exclusive breastfeeding      0.007*
≤ 1 month 15 (44.1) 19 (55.9) 34 1   
2-3 months 14 (35.9) 25 (64.1) 39 1.61 0.78-3.31  
4-5 months 18 (31.6) 39 (68.4) 57 1.30 0.68-2.48  
6-12 months 22 (18.0) 100 (82.0) 122 0.39 0.22-0.70  
Predominant breastfeeding      0.065
≤ 1 month 06 (54.5) 05 (45.5) 11 1   
2-3 months 08 (47.1) 09 (52.9) 17 2.53 0.94-6.89  
4-5 months 09 (30.0) 21 (70.0) 30 1.16 0.50-2.67  
6-12 months 12 (22.6) 41 (77.4) 53 0.73 0.36-1.49  
≥12 months 34 (24.1) 100 (75.9) 141 0.70 0.40-1.20  
Breastfeeding      <0.001*
1-6 months 27 (62.8) 16 (37.2) 43 1   
7 – 12 months 23 (23.0) 77 (77.0) 100 0.69 0.38-1.23  
13 – 24 months 12 (21.4) 44 (78.6) 56 0.66 0.32-1.35  
> 24 months 07 (13.2) 46 (88.8) 33 0.12 0.14-0.79  
  1. 95% CI = confidence interval; OR = odds ratio.
  2. aPearson’s chi-square (χ2), *significant.