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Table 5 Relationship between exclusive breastfeeding and non-nutritive sucking habits

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

  Exclusive breastfeeding
Yes No Total    
N % N % N % OR CI 95 % p value
Pacifier Yes 14 50.0 200 81.0 214 77.8 0.24 0.11–0.52 0.001
No 14 50.0 47 19.0 61 22.2    
Total 28 100.0 247 100.0 275 100.0    
Finger sucking Yes 0 0.0 14 5.7 14 5.1 0 NA 0.374
No 28 100.0 233 94.3 261 94.9    
Total 28 100.0 247 100.0 275 100.0    
Duration >12 months 14 100.0 204 97.1 218 97.3 Infinity NA 1
<12 months 0 0.0 6 2.9 6 2.7    
Total 14 100.0 210 100.0 224 100.0    
Intensity Moderate or high use 5 41.7 132 64.4 137 63.1 0.39 0.12–1.29 0.131
Low use 7 58.3 73 35.6 80 36.9    
Non-nutritive sucking habits Yes 14 50.0 210 85.0 224 81.5 0.18 0.07–0.40 0.001
No 14 50.0 37 15.0 51 18.5    
Total 28 100.0 247 100.0 275 100.0