Table 3

Markers of socioeconomic status at first visit by feeding groups and sex

nSocial classMother’s parityDwelling roomsDwelling inhabitantsCrowding index
(rooms/inhabitants)
Boys
BF21454 (2–8)2 (0–10)2 (1–5)5 (3–9)3 (1.3–6)
BF1914 (2–8)1 (0–12)2 (1–4)5 (2–12)2.5 (1–8)
BF0274 (3–6)1 (0–10)2 (1–5)6 (3–11)2.8 (1–4.5)
Girls
BF21534 (2–8)2 (0–13)3-150 2 (1–4)5 (3–12)3 (1–6)
BF1744 (2–8)1 (0–11)2 (1–4)4 (2–11)2.5 (1–5.5)
BF0265 (2–8)2 (0–7)2 (1–4)5 (3–8)2.5 (1.5–4)
  • Values are medians (range).

  • 3-150 Significant difference between states (p < 0.05) by Kruskal-Wallis test.

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