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Table 2 Breastfeeding outcomes

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

Characteristics FBC (n = 112) FPH (n = 192) ABFAB (n = 889)
Mean duration of breastfeeding* (weeks, sd) 22.7 (7.5) 20.7 (8.5) 17.9 (9.8)
      Regression, p = <0.01
Breastfeeding at 6 months       
Breastfeeding at 6 mo 86 76.8 121 63.0 470 52.9
Not breastfeeding at 6 mo 26 23.2 71 37.0 419 47.1
      Chi-sq = 26.9, p < 0.01
Mastitis       
Had mastitis 26 23.2 45 23.6 135 15.1
Didn't have mastitis 86 76.8 146 76.4 754 84.9
      Chi-sq = 10.6, p = <0.01
Cracked nipple       
Had cracked nipple 16 14.3 28 14.6 106 11.9
No cracked nipple 96 85.7 164 85.4 783 88.1
      Chi-sq = 1.35, p = 0.5
Duration of nipple pain** (weeks, sd) (missing = 118) 3.1 (3.8) 3.5 (3.8) 3.8 (5.4)
      Regression, p = 0.5
  1. mo = months
  2. *Data collected at 6 months, therefore actual duration would be longer.
  3. **Includes women who had no nipple pain (n = 370).