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Table 2 Breastfeeding behavior of respondents by socio-demographic and working characteristics

From: Effects of work-related factors on the breastfeeding behavior of working mothers in a Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturer: a cross-sectional survey

  Never breastfed Ever breastfed  
   Only during maternity leave Continued after returning to work Chi-square P
  n (%) n (%) n (%)  
Total* 291 (33.1) 494 (56.3) 93 (10.6)  
Age, years*     
   < 30 123 (28.5) 275 (63.6) 34 (07.9) <0.001
   ≥30 168 (37.7) 219 (49.1) 59 (13.2)  
Education*     
   ≥ College 99 (23.7) 251 (60.2) 67 (16.1) <0.001
   ≤ High school 188 (41.2) 242 (53.1) 26 (05.7)  
Children's age     
   <1 yr 45 (21.1) 133 (62.5) 35 (16.4) <0.001
   1–3 yr 164 (32.6) 291 (57.7) 49 (09.7)  
   >3 yr 82 (50.9) 70 (43.5) 9 (05.6)  
Worksite     
   Office 29 (18.8) 80 (52.0) 45 (29.2) <0.001
   Fab 262 (36.2) 414 (57.2) 48 (06.6)  
Shift work     
   No 46 (24.1) 98 (51.3) 47 (24.6) <0.001
   Yes 245 (35.7) 396 (57.6) 46 (06.7)  
Flextime *     
   Yes 69 (28.6) 126 (52.3) 46 (19.1) <0.001
   No 210 (34.8) 350 (58.1) 43 (07.1)  
Employment, years *     
   ≤6 130 (28.4) 276 (60.4) 51 (11.2) <0.001
   7–9 81 (31.2) 150 (57.7) 29 (11.1)  
   ≥10 80 (49.7) 68 (42.2) 13 (8.1)  
Awareness of lactation rooms *     
   Yes 173 (27.5) 371 (59.0) 85 (13.5) <0.001
   No 117 (47.2) 123 (49.6) 8 (03.2)  
Awareness of breast pumping breaks *     
   Yes 49 (30.8) 78 (49.1) 32 (20.1) <0.001
   No 238 (33.5) 412 (58.0) 60 (08.5)  
  1. * missing values excluded.