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Table 4 Relationship between breastfeeding duration and malocclusion

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

  Breastfeeding duration
<6 months >12 months    
N % N % OR CI 95 % p value
Transversal relationship Malocclusion in transversal relationship 2 11.1 0 0.0 Infinity NA 0.229
Normal 16 88.9 19 100.0    
Total 18 100.0 19 100.0    
Midline deviation Malocclusion in midline 2 11.1 2 10.5 1.06 0.13–8.47 1.00
Normal 16 88.9 17 89.5    
Total 18 100.0 19 100.0    
Vertical relationship Malocclusion in vertical relationship 4 22.2 4 21.1 1.07 0.22–5.13 1.00
Normal 14 77.8 15 78.9    
Total 18 100.0 19 100.0    
Sagittal relationship Malocclusion in sagittal relationship 5 27.8 4 25.0 1.15 0.25–5.33 1.00
Normal 13 72.2 12 75.0    
Total 18 100.0 16 100.0    
Presence of malocclusion Any type of malocclusion 6 33.3 7 43.8 0.64 0.16–2.58 0.725
Normal 12 66.7 9 56.3    
Total 18 100.0 16 100.0