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Table 2 Descriptive statistics and item correlation coefficients for Exclusive Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale among postpartum women in northern Uganda (n = 239)

From: Adaptation and psychometric evaluation of the breastfeeding self-efficacy scale to assess exclusive breastfeeding

Variable Response Percentages Correlation Matrix
Mean Variance 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Enough Milk 3.65 1.78 12.55 6.69 17.15 30.13 33.47 1.00           
Challenging Tasks 3.16 1.20 8.37 19.67 27.62 35.98 8.37 0.32 1.00          
EBF Milk 3.31 1.76 16.74 9.21 17.57 38.91 17.57 0.30 0.36 1.00         
Manage BF 3.72 1.10 5.44 7.95 15.90 50.12 20.50 0.13 0.24 0.19 1.00        
Continue EBF 3.40 1.29 10.04 8.79 25.94 41.84 13.39 0.11 0.31 0.53 0.33 1.00       
Satisfy BF 3.22 1.53 10.88 22.59 12.97 41.00 12.55 0.43 0.22 0.29 0.13 0.16 1.00      
Deal BF 3.73 1.51 7.95 9.62 16.32 33.89 32.22 0.38 0.23 0.29 0.17 0.11 0.47 1.00     
BF Every feeding 3.09 1.05 10.88 12.13 37.66 35.56 3.77 0.34 0.31 0.51 0.19 0.41 0.35 0.31 1.00    
Keep BF demands 3.47 1.33 10.04 8.79 20.08 46.03 15.06 0.43 0.34 0.51 0.23 0.38 0.55 0.46 0.86 1.00   
EBF Liquid 3.23 1.84 19.25 7.95 20.92 34.31 17.57 0.26 0.29 0.80 0.17 0.52 0.30 0.26 0.49 0.51 1.00  
Stop Other foods 3.55 1.51 10.46 8.37 20.08 37.66 23.43 0.22 0.26 0.53 0.19 0.36 0.22 0.27 0.36 0.30 0.66 1.00
Item-total correlation        0.56 0.52 0.79 0.40 0.60 0.59 0.56 0.72 0.79 0.78 0.63
Adjusted item-total correlation       0.43 0.41 0.70 0.28 0.49 0.47 0.43 0.65 0.72 0.69 0.52
  1. Notes: Response categories for each variable included 1 = Not at all confident, 2 = Not very confident, 3 = Sometimes confident, 4 = Confident, 5 = Very confident; Median for all items was 4.0 except ‘challenging task’ and ‘BF Every feeding’, which was 3.0; All results obtained from women at one month postpartum