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Published online 2012 January 19. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-12-7

Table 1

Characteristics of participants and non-participants

VariableParticipants (N = 670*)Non-participants (N = 1780*)Pearson Chi Square Value

Mean (SD) or N (%)(P Value)
Mother's age at delivery30.8 (5.2)27.9 (5.5)(< 0.001)
Highest level of education
University395 (59.0)545 (31.8)168.00
Trade / TAFEa154 (23.0)457 (26.7)(< 0.001)
High School121 (18.0)710 (41.5)
Mother's relationship status at infant's birth
Not in a relationship30 (4.5)200 (11.8)29.31
In a relationship639 (95.5)1493 (88.2)(< 0.001)
Initial feeding intention
Breastfed628 (94.3)1565 (88.8)19.31
Formula10 (1.5)85 (4.8)(< 0.001)
Combination (breastfed & formula)28 (4.2)113 (6.4)
Mother's country of birth
Australia522 (78.6)1288 (75.8)2.10
Other142 (21.4)411 (24.2)(0.16)

a Technical And Further Education (TAFE)

*totals may not add up to N value due to missing data in some variables