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Bivariate analyses of attitudes towards breast-feeding.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6585195     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
1,790 postpartum women were asked about their breast-feeding attitude, physical and other attitudinal variables. Bivariate analyses were conducted between attitude and each of 38 other variables. Of the causally independent variables, education and occupation were the most strongly related to attitude, and along with doctor's preference were perhaps the most important influences on a mother's baby-feeding attitude. No physical or health measure was strongly related to attitude towards breast-feeding, although there were consistent associations between favourable attitudes and optimal categories of the physical and health variables. A hypothesized model of the influences on breast-feeding attitude and behaviour is presented.
1790 postpartum women were asked about their breastfeeding attitude, physical, and other attitudinal variables. Bivariate analyses were conducted between their attitude and each of 38 other variables. Of the causally independent variables, education and occupation were the most strongly related to attitude, and along with doctor's preference were perhaps the most important influences on a mother's baby feeding attitude. No physical or health measure was strongly related to attitude towards breastfeeding, although there were consistent associations between favorable attitudes and optimal categories of the physical and health variables. A hypothesized model of influences on breastfeeding attitude and behavior is presented.
Authors:
J J Counsilman; E V Mackay; R M Copeland
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0004-8666     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1983 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-05-24     Completed Date:  1984-05-24     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0001027     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  208-15     Citation Subset:  IM; J    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Attitude*
Breast Feeding*
Educational Status
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Female
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Middle Aged
Mothers / psychology*
Occupations
Physician-Patient Relations
Postpartum Period
Pregnancy
Questionnaires
Smoking

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