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Table 5 Reported infant feeding practices amongst participating mothers at baseline and follow-up household surveys

From: A continuous quality improvement intervention to improve the effectiveness of community health workers providing care to mothers and children: a cluster randomised controlled trial in South Africa

  Baseline household survey Follow-up household survey Change—I-C, T1–T2
N (%) OR (95% CI) N (%) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Amongst mothers of infants >6 weeks:
 Exclusive breastfeeding for first 6 weeks of life
  Control 226/312 (72.4) Reference 181/278 (65.1) Reference  
  Intervention 207/317 (65.3) 0.74 (0.49–1.1), p value = 0.13 194/253 (76.7) 1.7 (1.1–2.7), p value = 0.02 2.3 (1.4–4.0), p value = 0.001
Amongst mothers of infants <6 months:
 Ever breastfed infant
  Control 166/199 (83.4) Reference 123/151 (81.5) Reference Reference
  Intervention 164/198 (82.8) 0.96 (0.54–1.7), p value = 0.87 128/144 (88.9) 1.7 (0.86–3.5), p value = 0.12 1.8 (0.78–4.3), p value = 0.17