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Table 2 Factors associated in multivariate analysis with awareness of recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding for six months or intention to meet the recommendation

From: Intention to breastfeed and awareness of health recommendations: findings from first-time mothers in southwest Sydney, Australia

Variables Awareness of the recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding Intention to meet the recommendation
  ARR** 95%CI P ARR** 95%CI P
Age    0.24a    
   25-29 1      
   <20 0.73 0.49 - 1.01     
   20-24 0.96 0.79 - 1.18     
   30-34 1.05 0.86 - 1.29     
   ≥35 1.16 0.93 - 1.44     
Employment status       
   Unpaid maternity leave     1   0.19c
   Employed     1.24 0.96 - 1.62  
   Paid maternity leave     0.98 0.76 - 1.29  
   Unemployed     0.72 0.50 - 1.01  
   Home duties     1.06 0.80 - 1.40  
   Student     0.99 0.58 - 1.71  
   Other     0.61 0.25 - 1.51  
Education    0.02b    
   Completed primary school to school certificate 1      
   HSC to TAFE certificate* 1.20 0.91 - 1.58     
   University or tertiary education 1.45 1.08 - 1.94     
Aware of the recommendation of exclusive breastfeedinge       < 0.001d
   No     1   
   Yes     5.61 3.53- 8.90  
  1. * HSC = Higher School Certificate, TAFE = Technical And Further Education
  2. **ARR = adjusted risk ratio
  3. a adjusted for education
  4. b adjusted for confounding effect of age
  5. c adjusted for awareness of the recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding
  6. d adjusted for confounding effect of employment status