Table 2

Physical characteristics at first and last visit by feeding groups and sex

nAge at first visit (days)Neonatal weight (kg)Age at last visit (days)Weight at last visit (kg)Mothers age at birth (years)
Boys
BF214511.3  (2.1)4.1  (0.6)280.5  (68.4)8.9  (0.7)28.3  (5.9)
BF19112.3 (3.4)2-150 3.8 (0.6)2-150 248.6 (95.1)2-150 8.3 (1.6)2-150 26.9 (6.2)
BF02712.8 (5.1)3.7 (0.7)292.0 (72.9)2-150 8.6 (0.8)29.7 (7.1)
Girls
BF215311.2 (2.7)3.8 (0.6)298.3 (63.0)8.5 (0.8)28.5 (6.1)
BF17411.5 (2.7)3.8 (0.5)287.9 (83.3)8.3 (1.2)2-150 26.4 (5.7)2-150
BF02613.4 (4.1)2-150 3.5 (0.5)2-150 305.4 (66.7)8.7 (0.7)2-150 27.3 (6.8)
  • Values are mean (SD).

  • 2-150 Significant difference from preceding state (p < 0.05) by least significant difference comparisons.

  • BF2, BF1, and BF0 are incidence of breast feeding at 6 months, at first visit, and never, respectively.