Table 2

Results of multiple logistic regression of factors associated with initiating breastfeeding (n=344)

VariableRR (95% CI)χ2p Value
Age (years)1.11 (1.00 to 1.24)4.0770.044
Parity
 Parous—no breastfeeding versus Primiparous0.28 (0.12 to 0.69)7.7980.005
 Parous—any breastfeeding versus Primiparous2.67 (1.15 to 6.18)5.2940.021
 TPB score 4: intention to breastfeed4.67 (2.91 to 7.49)40.759<0.0001
 Total IIFAS score1.17 (1.06 to 1.30)9.2380.002
Living status
 With husband or partner versus on own6.07 (2.07 to 17.78)10.8060.001
 With parents versus on own1.55 (0.38 to 6.27)0.3810.537
 Other versus on own0.24 (0.03 to 2.27)1.5420.214
  • IIFAS, Iowa Infant Feeding Assessment Scale; TPB, Theory of Planned Behaviour.