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Table 2 Sample characteristics (N = 817)

From: Determinants of breastfeeding initiation and cessation among employed mothers: a prospective cohort study

Variable Frequency (%) Mean (SD)
Maternal age (Years)   29.63(5.42)
Race   
 White 681(83.4)  
 Non-white 136(16.6)  
Educational Status   
 High School or less 196(24.0)  
 2-year College/Technical 267(32.7)  
 College Graduate 267(32.7)  
 Graduate School 87(10.6)  
Marital Status   
 Single 75(10.5)  
 Partnered 117(16.3)  
 Married 524(73.2)  
Parity   
 Primipara 370(45.3)  
 Multipara 447(54.7)  
Annual Household Income ($)   70,538.14(38,010.80)
Prenatal Smoking   
 Yes 123(15.1)  
 No 694(84.9)  
Pre-pregnancy Health   
 Poor/fair 20(2.4)  
 Good 166(20.3)  
 Very good 356(43.6)  
 Excellent 275(33.7)  
Prenatal Moods   
 Yes 385(47.1)  
 No 432(52.9)  
Breastfeeding by Family and Friends   
 Yes 607(84.8)  
 No 109(15.2)  
Breastfeeding Problems   
 Yes 48(5.9)  
 No 769(94.1)  
Delivery Hospital   
 North Memorial 340(41.6)  
 St. Joseph 122(14.9)  
 St. John 355(43.5)  
Occupational Classification   
 Blue Collar/Service 103(14.4)  
 Professional 332(46.4)  
 Clerical 281(39.2)  
Employer Provides Paid Leave Policy   
 Yes 615(76.1)  
 No 193(23.9)  
Longest Paid Leave Possible by Employer Policy (days)   46.41(39.72)
Prenatal Hours Worked/Week (hrs)   38.13(8.39)
Prenatal Job Stress (summary score)   4.31(1.76)
Supervisor Support   
 Somewhat/Strongly agree 644(89.9)  
 Somewhat/Strongly disagree 72(10.1)  
Coworker Support   
 Somewhat/Strongly agree 703(98.2)  
 Somewhat/Strongly disagree 13(1.8)