Table 3

Number (percentage) and univariate odds ratios (95% confidence intervals) for any breastfeeding at discharge from hospital (n = 373)

Variables

Any breastfeeding at discharge

Univariate odds ratio

Yes

No

N (%)

N (%)

OR

95% CI


Sociodemographic

Mother's age (years):

< 25

71 (86.6)

11 (13.4)

1.00

25-34

204 (85.0)

36 (15.0)

1.57

0.62, 4.02

≥ 35

41 (80.4)

10 (19.6)

1.38

0.64, 3.00

Maternal Education (years of schooling):

< 12

106 (83.5)

21 (16.5)

1.00

≥12

210 (85.4)

36 (14.6)

1.60

0.64, 2.08

Mother's country of birth:

Kuwait & Gulf States

172 (82.3)

37 (17.7)

1.00

Other Arabic countries

109 (88.6)

14 (11.4)

1.67

0.87, 3.24

Other world countries

35 (85.4)

6 (14.6)

1.25

0.49, 3.20

Mother employed/studying part- or full-time at 6 months before birth

Yes

132 (82.5)

28 (17.5)

1.00

No

184 (86.4)

29 (13.6)

1.35

0.76, 2.37

Mother intended to be employed/studying part- or full time at 6 months postpartum

Yes

119 (81.5)

27 (18.5)

1.00

No

179 (86.5)

28 (13.5)

0.69

0.39, 1.23

Don't know yet/undecided

18 (90.0)

2 (10.0)

0.31

0.31, 6.40

Mother's occupation:

Managers & professionals

83 (88.3)

11 (11.7)

1.00

Sales & clericals

62 (82.7)

13 (17.3)

0.63

0.26, 1.50

Unskilled occupations

26 (81.2)

6 (18.8)

0.57

0.19, 1.70

House wives

145 (84.3)

27 (15.7)

0.71

0.34, 1.51

Father's occupation:

Managers & professionals

85 (87.6)

12 (12.4)

1.00

Sales & clericals

93 (80.9)

22 (19.1)

2.36

0.23, 24.58

Unskilled occupations

135 (75)

22 (14)

1.41

0.14, 14.2

Unemployed

3 (75)

1 (25)

2.04

0.20, 20.56

Location:

Kuwait City & Jahraa

31 (73.8)

11 (26.2)

1.00

Hawalli

163 (87.6)

23 (12.4)

2.51

1.11, 5.68

Farwania

80 (83.3)

16 (16.7)

1.77

0.74, 4.24

Mubarak Al Kabeer & Ahmedi

42 (85.7)

7 (14.3)

2.13

0.74, 6.12

Biomedical

Parity:

Primiparous

92 (82.1)

20 (17.9)

1.00

Multiparous

224 (85.8)

37 (14.2)

1.32

0.72, 2.39

Vaginal Delivery:

Yes

206 (87.7)

29 (12.3)

1.00

No

110 (79.7)

28 (20.3)

0.55

0.31, 0.98

Infant admitted to special care nursery:

Yes

55 (72.4)

21 (27.6)

1.00

No

261 (87.9)

36 (12.1)

2.77

1.50, 5.10

Psychosocial

Mother attended antenatal classes for this or previous pregnancy:

Yes

29 (93.5)

2 (6.5)

1.00

No

287 (83.9)

55 (16.1)

0.36

0.08, 1.55

Father prefers breastfeeding

Yes

259 (86.3)

41 (13.7)

1.00

No or ambivalent

57 (78.1)

16 (21.9)

0.56

0.30, 1.07

Maternal grandmother prefers breastfeeding

Yes

286 (84.6)

52 (15.4)

1.00

No or ambivalent

30 (85.7)

5 (14.3)

1.09

0.40, 2.94

Maternal grandmother breastfed at least one infant

Yes

297 (84.1)

56 (15.9)

1.00

No or don't know

19 (95.0)

1 (5.0)

0.28

0.04, 2.13

Infant feeding decision made before pregnancy

Yes

241 (84.3)

45 (15.7)

1.00

No

75 (86.2)

12 (13.8)

1.17

0.59, 2.32


Dashti et al. International Breastfeeding Journal 2010 5:7   doi:10.1186/1746-4358-5-7

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