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Table 4 Number of children with satisfactory masticatory functions according to duration of breastfeeding

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

Variable BF [n (%)] PR(95%CI)
  < 12 mo(n = 78) ≥ 12 mo(n = 66)  
Incision 26 (33.3) 37 (56.1) 1.68 (1.15 to 2.46)
Lip competence 44 (56.4) 49 (74.2) 1.32 (1.03 to 1.68)
Masticatory patterns 2 (2.6) 14 (21.2) 8.27 (1.95 to 35.1)
Masticatory movements 6 (7.7) 31 (47.0) 6.11 (2.72 to 13.7)
Perioral muscle use 29 (37.2) 45 (68.2) 1.83 (1.32 to 2.56)
  1. BF, breastfeeding; 95%CI, confidence interval; PR, prevalence ratio.