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Table 1 Maternal and infant baseline characteristics

From: Breastfeeding practices in a cohort of inner-city women: the role of contraindications

Characteristic Study subjects (N = 393) n (%)*
Race/ethnicity  
   Hispanic  
   African American 15 (4%)
   Other 52 (13%)
   Non-Hispanic  
   African American 318 (81%)
   Other 6 (2%)
Maternal age  
   < 20 85 (22%)
   ≥ 20 308 (78%)
Marital status  
   Married/living with a partner 108 (27%)
   Single/no partner 284 (72%)
Mother's birth place  
   USA 309 (79%)
   Other (foreign born) 84 (21%)
Education  
   < 12 years 171 (44%)
   ≥ 12 years 222 (56%)
Mother employed in past 12 months  
   Yes 147 (37%)
   No 242 (62%)
Tobacco use during pregnancy  
   Yes 87 (22%)
   No 274 (70%)
Poverty  
   Below poverty 258 (66%)
   At or above poverty 117 (30%)
Previous live births  
   0 134 (34%)
   ≥ 1 258 (66%)
Gestation at entry into prenatal care  
   < 4 months 255 (65%)
   ≥ 4 months 138 (35%)
Infant birth weight  
   1800–2499 grams 40 (10%)
   ≥ 2500 grams 352 (90%)
Hospital of delivery  
   A 106 (27%)
   B 86 (22%)
   C 201 (51%)
  1. *Numbers may not add up to 100% because of missing values.