TABLE 2

Percentage of Infants Who Engaged in Selected Feeding Practices at Various Ages, According to Maternal Demographic Characteristics and Previous Feeding Practices, With Adjusted Odds Ratios for Categories Within Each Variable

VariableBreastfed in HospitalNo Solids at 15–18 wk (4 mo)Breastfed at 24–28 wk (6 mo)3 Foods Groups Fed Daily at 36–42 wk (9 mo)No Fatty/Sugary Foods at 51–59 wk (1 y)
na%aORbna%aORbna%aORbna%aORbna%aORb
Total290783.3208658.5204650.2191645.3178233.8
 Maternal characteristics
 Age, y
  18–2467279.041740.338531.234047.729128.9
  25–2997286.71.0770061.01.46c68653.81.3363443.40.8360731.60.91
  30–3480882.20.65c60963.91.47c61355.11.1058744.10.9453936.61.38
  ≥3545084.70.7335765.81.59c36055.31.1135348.21.1234437.51.53
 Parity
  Primiparous81587.158454.856641.553445.150739.5
  Multiparous201982.00.67c145960.51.23144154.31.45c135045.31.05124531.50.68c
 Education
  HS graduate or less56272.438242.237536.033145.929526.4
  Some college106785.72.08c74755.71.49c71345.71.0466843.70.8860632.01.02
  College graduate104289.62.82c83671.52.42c84664.01.96c81945.91.1878637.50.97
 Income, % of federal poverty level
  <185122179.483951.979944.672944.064828.2
  185–350104184.71.0973560.10.76c74055.10.7969447.31.0066733.61.00
  ≥35064588.50.9951267.20.7950751.70.41c49344.20.9746742.01.09
 WIC participant
  No180387.9132566.2131159.3126345.7119235.7
  Yes110475.80.59c76145.20.60c73533.90.46c65344.40.8759030.20.92
 Race
  White238882.6174959.5173051.5162145.7150833.4
  Black13580.71.198037.50.616735.80.846636.41.035930.51.27
  Hispanic17190.11.79c11255.40.8910742.10.54c10451.01.699738.12.18c
 Region
  Northeast50278.137357.939048.535845.334636.4
  Midwest87780.81.2763757.31.0062447.00.8758549.91.1956034.81.01
  South94282.71.50c66353.41.0262345.30.9858642.80.8953229.10.80
  West58692.53.5741369.31.51c40964.12.12c38741.90.8934436.91.33
 Previous feeding
 Breastfed in hospital
  No32735.8
  Yes166863.12.75c
 Fed solids at 15–18 wk
  No101765.898539.491738.0
  Yes65830.20.29c61453.91.95c57225.20.53c
 Breastfed at 24–28 wk
  No82046.873331.4
  Yes88243.11.0482034.60.88
 Fed 3 foods groups daily at 36–42 wk
  No85837.4
  Yes70729.60.78
–2 log likelihood2017.8612150.4961756.8551757.9311359.183
  • —indicates variable or category not included in model.

  • a Sample size within each demographic category may not add to the total because of missing data.

  • b Adjusted odds ratios (aORs) were adjusted for all demographic and previous feeding variables shown.

  • c P < .05.