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Table 2 beliefs and intentions of the study mothers (n. 1360) during pregnancy.

From: Council tax valuation band predicts breast feeding and socio-economic status in the ALSPAC study population

  beliefs intention to feed
  bottle-feeding more convenient for mum   breast-feeding is more difficult   breast-feeding restricts mum's freedom   breast-feeding leads to special bond   in first week   in first three months of life  
  strongly agree, agree (percent) other (1) strongly agree, agree (percent) other (1) strongly agree, agree (percent) other (1) strongly agree, agree (percent) other (1) breast only (percent) other (1) breast only (percent) other (1)
CTVB             
A 104 (54) 90 57 (30) 136 43 (22) 150 151 (78) 42 121 (64) 68 62 (33) 126
B 177 (44) 224 103 (25) 304 87 (21) 320 329 (81) 78 285 (71) 117 155 (39) 244
C 110 (41) 156 66 (25) 200 54 (20) 212 218 (82) 48 204 (78) 59 121 (46) 140
D 45 (32) 96 37 (26) 104 16 (11) 125 118 (84) 23 122 (88) 16 70 (50) 70
E+ 38 (29) 95 31 (23) 102 29 (22) 104 116 (87) 17 119 (91) 12 72 (55) 60
  474 661 294 846 229 911 932 208 851 272 480 640
Total 1135 1140 1140 1140 1123 1120
  X2 for trend = 26.04 X2 for trend = 1.03 X2 for trend = 1.67 X2 for trend = 4.65 X2 for trend = 47.09 X2 for trend = 21.25
  P < 0.001 (1 d.f.) P = 0.31 (1 d.f.) P = 0.197 (1 d.f.) P = 0.031 (1 d.f.) P < 0.001 (1 d.f) P < 0.001 (1 d.f)
  1. (1) not all women responded to all questions on questionnaires