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Table 1 General sample characteristics and data on dietary and sucking habits of preschoolers, Porto Alegre, Brazil (n = 144)

From: Influence of the duration of breastfeeding on quality of muscle function during mastication in preschoolers: a cohort study

Characteristic n %
Male gender 76 52.8
Firstborn 73 50.7
Maternal age ≥ 20 years at time of birth 104 72.2
Maternal educational attainment ≥ 8 years formal schooling 92 63.9
Exclusive breastfeeding, ≥ 6 months 9 6.3
Breastfeeding, ≥ 12 months 66 45.8
Breastfeeding, ≥ 24 months 44 30.6
Pacifier use, any duration 110 76.4
Pacifier use, ≥ 6 months 77 53.5
Bottle-feeding, any duration 136 94.4
Bottle-feeding, ≥ 12 months 122 84.7
Thumb sucking, any duration 14 9.7