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Table 1 Cha racteristics of women

From: A descriptive study of mastitis in Australian breastfeeding women: incidence and determinants

Characteristics FBC (n = 112) FPH (n = 192) ABFAB (n = 889)
  n % n % n %
Age (mean, s.d.) 29.6 (5.0) 32.6 (4.3) 28.5 (5.6)
      Regression, p < 0.01
Marital status       
Married 58 51.8 174 91.1 534 60.1
Living with partner 52 46.4 16 8.4 270 30.5
Not living with partner 1 0.9    45 5.1
Separated/divorced      2 0.2
Single 1 0.9 1 0.5 37 4.2
      Chi-sq = 90.9, p < 0.01
Highest education level       
Completed primary school 16 14.3 15 7.9 211 23.8
Completed secondary school 42 37.5 62 32.5 403 45.5
Completed degree 54 48.2 114 59.7 272 30.7
      Chi-sq = 68.8, p < 0.01
Smoker       
Yes 19 17.0 12 6.3 324 36.5
No 93 83.0 180 12 565 63.6
      Chi-sq = 78.6, p < 0.01  
Family income       
<$AUS20,000 9 8.0 1 0.5 130 14.7
$AUS20,001–50,000 42 37.5 16 8.4 325 36.7
>$AUS50,001 56 50.0 166 86.9 374 42.2
missing 5 4.5 8 4.2 57 6.4
      Chi-sq = 134.5, p < 0.01
Paid work/study (6 mo)       
Work/study (full- or part-time) 67 35.1 49 43.8 273 30.9
Not at work/study 124 64.9 63 56.3 612 69.2
      Chi-sq = 8.01, p = 0.02
Method of birth       
Vaginal 72 64.4 60 31.3 425 47.8
Forceps/vacuum 17 15.2 52 27.1 237 26.7
Caesarean section 23 20.5 80 41.7 227 25.5
      Chi-sq = 39.89, p < 0.01