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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the study population based on their neighbourhood-level (parish) purchasing power

From: Influence of neighbourhood purchasing power on breastfeeding at four months of age: a Swedish population-based cohort study

  n* Not breast-feeding at 4 m (%) Mother ≤20 yrs (%) Mother smoker (%) Mother and father without/with post-secondary education (%)
Neighbourhood purchasing power
 <10 374 16.3 0.8 0.8 20.4/47.4
 10–19.9 689 19.2 0.3 2.5 27.9/37.8
 20–29.9 1106 22.7 2.7 8.7 45.0/25.8
 30+ 238 29.4 0.9 7.2 46.8/22.1
  1. *Number of mothers with data on breast-feeding at four months. There are additional missing data on maternal age (n = 17), maternal smoking (n = 21) and parental educational level (n = 160).
  2. Proportion (%) of families with low neighbourhood household purchasing power (according to Swedish standards; < USD 19 500 household purchasing power) among all resident families with at least one child (up to 19 years old) in a neighbourhood area (parish). Neighbourhood household purchasing power was defined as total family disposable income adjusted for the composition of the family (number of adults and children).