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Table 3 Spearman correlation between breastfeeding duration, socio-demographic characteristics and timing of introduction of complementary beverages and foods

From: Breastfeeding practices, timing of introduction of complementary beverages and foods and weight status in infants and toddlers participants of a WIC clinic in Puerto Rico

Variables Duration of any breastfeeding R (p value) Duration of exclusive breastfeeding R (p value)
Age of parents (years) 0.07 (p = 0.14) 0.10 (p = 0.10)
Number of children (count) 0.06 (p = 0.20) 0.04 (p = 0.31)
Education (years) 0.28 (p < 0.05)* 0.17 (p < 0.05)*
Age of introduction of water (months) 0.40 (p < 0.05)* 0.27 (p < 0.05)*
Age of introduction of formula (months) 0.37 (p < 0.05)* 0.50 (p < 0.05)*
Age of introduction of solid foods (months) 0.10 (p = 0.11) 0.10 (p = 0.11)
Age of introduction of juice (months) 0.27 (p < 0.05)* 0.20 (p < 0.05)*
Age of introduction of cow’s milk (months) 0.24 (p < 0.05)* 0.05 (p = 0.31)