Table 2

Association between the prevalence of breastfeeding and the prevalence of socio-demographic variables at the PCT level: non-London PCTs

Non-London PCTsBreastfeeding initiation (n = 115)Any breastfeeding at 6–8 weeks (n = 110)Exclusive breastfeeding at 6–8 weeks (n = 110)
UnadjustedAdjusted*UnadjustedAdjusted†UnadjustedAdjusted‡
OR(95% CI)`OR(95% CI)OR(95% CI)OR(95% CI)OR(95% CI)OR(95% CI)
IMD
 Quintile 1 (least deprived)1.001.001.001.001.001.00
  Quintile 20.82(0.68 to 1.00)1.03(0.88 to 1.20)0.74*(0.60 to 0.91)0.98(0.85 to 1.12)0.83*(0.70 to 0.98)1.02(0.89 to 1.17)
  Quintile 30.68***(0.56 to 0.83)0.97(0.82 to 1.15)0.61***(0.49 to 0.75)0.89(0.77 to 1.04)0.67***(0.56 to 0.79)0.94(0.80 to 1.10)
  Quintile 40.56***(0.46 to 0.68)0.84(0.70 to 1.01)0.54***(0.44 to 0.67)0.83*(0.71 to 0.98)0.61***(0.51 to 0.72)0.90(0.76 to 1.06)
 Quintile 5 (most deprived)0.50**(0.41 to 0.61)0.68**(0.54 to 0.86)0.51***(0.41 to 0.64)0.69***(0.57 to 0.85)0.54***(0.45 to 0.65)0.79*(0.64 to 0.97)
Mothers aged 35+ (%)1 07 ***(1.06 to 1.09)1.05***(1.04 to 1.07)1.08***(1.06 to 1.09)1.06**(1.04 to 1.07)1.07***(1.05 to 1.08)1.05***(1.04 to 1.07)
Mothers aged <20 (%)0.86***(0.83 to 0.88)0.84***(0.82 to 0.87)0.88***(0.86 to 0.90)
Population BME (%)1.01*(1.00 to 1.02)1.02***(1.01 to 1.02)1.02***(1.01 to 1.03)1.03***(1.02 to 1.04)1.01*(1.00 to 1.02)1.01 ***(1.01 to 1.02)
Mothers smoking at delivery (%)0.94***(0.93 to 0.95)0.93***(0.92 to 0.94)0.95***(0.94 to 0.96)
  • *p<0.05; **p<0.01; ***p<0.001.

  • *Variables in model: IMD, percentage of births to older mothers,  percentage of population BME.

  • †Variables in model: IMD, percentage of births to older mothers, percentage of population BME.

  • ‡Variables in model: IMD, percentage of births to older mothers, percentage of population BME.

  • BME, Black and Minority Ethnic; IMD, Index of Multiple Deprivation; PCT, primary care trust.