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Table 3 Generalized linear modelling of total healthcare costs during the infant’s first year of life

From: Infant feeding mode predicts the costs of healthcare services in one region of Canada: a data linkage pilot study

  Base case analysis
Coefficient (SE) 95% CI P value
Constant 7.408 (0.889) 7.234–7.582 0.000
Infant feeding mode
 EFF 0.383 (0.118) 0.152–0.615 0.001
 MF 0.408 (0.099) 0.212–0.603 0.000
 EBF (Referent)   
Residence
 Rural area 0.124 (0.090) − 0.52–0.301 0.167
 Urban area (Referent)   
Parity
 Multiparous 0.061 (0.080)   
 Primiparous (Referent) − 0.096–0.218 0.444
Delivery type
 Vaginal − 0.042 (0.088) − 0.214–0.130 0.629
 Caesarean section (Referent)   
  1. *EFF, exclusive formula feeding; MF, mixed feeding; EBF, exclusive breastfeeding