Table 1.

Characteristics of Study Participants by Pacifier Use

CharacteristicPacifier Introduction After 6 Weeks/Never n = 84Pacifier Introduction by 6 Weeks n = 181P Value
MeanStandard DeviationMeanStandard Deviation
Maternal age (y)31.24.530.04.6.06
Socioeconomic status2270.222.071.421.3.70
Maternal education (y)14.31.914.61.9.25
Paternal education (y)14.52.114.61.9.79
Maternal Goal (wk)26.720.422.818.0.13
First successful latch and feeding (minutes of age)233.3536.1225.6419.6.91