TABLE 3

Questionnaire Measures of Sleeping and Feeding Arrangements

VariableLondon CommunityCopenhagen CommunityProximal CareP (ANOVA or χ2 Analysis)
No. (%) babies wholly breastfeda
    10 d78 (70.3)65 (86.7)56 (94.9).001
    5 wk35 (44.9)52 (78.8)47 (90.4)<.001
    12 wk27 (36.9)44 (69.8)46 (85.2)<.001
No. (%) babies slept in parents' bed whole nighta
    10 d20 (18.0)23 (30.7)23 (72.9)<.001
    5 wk17 (21.2)14 (21.2)40 (76.9)<.001
    12 wk7 (9.5)10 (15.9)38 (70.4)<.001
No. (%) babies slept in own cot all or part of the nighta
    10 d91 (82.0)52 (69.3)16 (27.1)<.001
    5 wk63 (78.8)52 (78.8)12 (23.1)<.001
    12 wk65 (89.0)53 (84.1)16 (29.6)<.001
Mean (SD) No. of nights in last week baby slept in parents' bedb
    10 d3.5 (3.3)5.4 (2.3)6.2 (2.1)<.001
    5 wk2.5 (3.1)5.6 (2.4)6.3 (1.8)<.001
    12 wk1.5 (2.6)5.0 (2.9)5.3 (2.8)<.001
  • a P value based on χ2 analysis.

  • b P value based on ANOVA.