TABLE 2

CDE of Breastfeeding on Dental Caries From MSM

Dental CariesSevere Dental Caries
MSM: Mean Ratioa (95% CI)MSM: Relative Riska (95% CI)
Breastfeeding
 Up to 12 mo1.01.0
 13–23 mo0.9 (0.6 to 1.3)1.0 (0.6 to 1.6)
 ≥24 mo or beyond1.9 (1.5 to 2.4)2.4 (1.7 to 3.3)
Sugar exposure
 Low1.01.0
 Infrequently1.4 (0.8 to 2.4)1.3 (0.7 to 2.6)
 Infrequently including critical period1.6 (0.9 to 2.7)1.5 (0.7 to 2.9)
 High1.8 (1.0 to 3.1)2.3 (1.1 to 4.9)
  • 2004 Pelotas Birth Cohort, Pelotas, Brazil, 2004 to 2009.

  • a Adjusted for family income, maternal schooling, maternal age, sugar consumption, and bottle feeding at age 5 years.