Table 3

Factors associated with any breast feeding at 3 months

n%Unadjusted OR95% CIAdjusted OR95% CI
BF intention to 6 months
 <6 months (ref)54/9457.511
 ≥6 months83/10083.03.621.86 to 7.022.691.29 to 5.60
Age (categorical)
 ≤204/1040.01
 21–2531/4766.02.910.72 to 11.80
 26–3049/7070.03.50.89 to 13.70
 31–3542/5477.85.251.27 to 21.69
 46–4015/1883.37.51.28 to 44.08
 ≥413/31001
Age continuous
 18–44144/20271.31.071.01 to 1.14
Parity
 Multiparous (ref)69/10367.01
 Primiparous73/9775.31.500.81 to 2.78
Education
 Degree (ref)61/6791.011
 Up to diploma80/13161.10.150.06 to 0.380.360.13 to 0.98
Smoking in pregnancy
 Yes (ref)15/3542.911
 No125/16277.24.502.10 to 9.662.481.05 to 5.86
Partner status
 Not partnered (ref)8/1650.01
 Partnered133/18273.12.710.97 to 7.63
Government benefit as main household income
 No (ref)125/15580.711
 Yes16/4337.20.140.07 to 0.300.260.11 to 0.58
Type of birth
 Vaginal (ref)99/13772.31
 C/S45/6569.20.860.45 to 1.65
Overall worries
 6 or less (ref)98/12876.61
 7 or more39/6560.00.460.24 to 0.87
First Nations status
 Non-Indigenous (ref)35/4774.51
 First Nations107/15369.90.800.38 to 1.67
  • BF, breast feed/ing; C/S, caesarean.