TABLE 1

Description of the Analytical Sample and Percentage of Infants Who Were Given DBS or Teas (n = 2653)

Percentage or MeanSDPercentage of Infants Given DBS and Teas
DBS and tea use during the first 12 months
    Never in infancy90.7
    Reported once5.7
    Reported more than once3.6
Mother's DBS use, P < .0001
    No81.16.2
    Yes18.922.6
Parity, P = .022
    Primiparous28.011.4
    Multiparous72.28.5
Breastfeeding duration, wka23.420.6
Mother's age, y, P = .006
    18–2420.26.2
    25–2934.010.7
    30–3429.48.5
    ≥3516.411.9
Mother's education, P = .044
    High school or less20.66.6
    Some college40.09.7
    College graduate or more39.410.3
Poverty level, P = .016
    Under 10015.26.2
    100–18425.68.1
    185–34936.09.9
    ≥35023.211.7
Race, P = .158
    Non-Hispanic white85.39.0
    Non-Hispanic black4.28.9
    Non-Hispanic other4.49.4
    Hispanic6.014.4
Marital status, P = .016
    Married80.010.0
    Not married20.06.6
Population density, P = .589
    Rural18.68.1
    Suburban50.49.6
    Urban31.09.6
Region, P = .001
    Northeast17.28.1
    Midwest30.27.0
    South31.79.5
    West20.913.4
  • Data were obtained from the Infant Feeding Practices Study II. P values are based on χ2 tests.

  • a Range: 0–64.5.