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Table 1 Relationship between exclusive breastfeeding and malocclusion

From: Exploring the association between feeding habits, non-nutritive sucking habits, and malocclusions in the deciduous dentition

  Exclusive breastfeeding
No Yes    
N % N % OR CI 95 % p value
Transversal relationship Malocclusion in transversal relationship 3 8.1 0 0.0 Infinity NA 0.552
Normal 34 91.9 14 100.0    
Total 37 100.0 14 100.0    
Midline deviation Malocclusion in midline 4 11.1 1 7.1 0.54 0.11–2.76 0.662
Normal 32 88.9 13 92.9    
Total 36 100.0 14 100.0    
Vertical relationship Malocclusion in vertical relationship 6 16.2 3 21.4 0.71 0.15–3.33 0.692
Normal 31 83.8 11 78.6    
Total 37 100.0 14 100.0    
Sagittal relationship Malocclusion in sagittal relationship 10 30.3 2 16.7 2.17 0.401–11.76 0.466
Normal 23 69.7 10 83.3    
Total 33 100.0 12 100.0    
Presence of malocclusion Any type of malocclusion 13 40.6 4 33.3 1.37 0.34–5.51 0.739
Normal 19 59.4 8 66.7    
Total 32 100.0 12 100.0