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Table 3 Variables associated with masticatory function scores*, Porto Alegre, Brazil (n=144)

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

Variable Score
  Slope (95%CI) p
Breastfeeding, ≥ 12 months 2.0 (0.7 to 3.2) 0.001
Bottle-feeding, ≥ 12 months −3.2 (−4.8 to −1.7) < 0.001
Pacifier use, ≥ 6 months −1.4 (−2.5 to −0.2) 0.016
  1. 95%CI, 95% confidence interval.
  2. Coefficient of determination (R 2) = 35.9%; F(3,140) = 26.2; p < 0.001.
  3. *Adjusted for age and gender of the child and for age, educational attainment, and parity of the mother.