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Table 3 The effect of feeding patterns on infant growth and development

From: Complementary feeding pattern and its impact on growth and development of under 2-years infants in upper Egypt

Item EBF Non-EBF Non-BF P value
No. % No. % No. %
Motor development
 Normal 132 54.8 384 66.6 122 67.0 < 0.001**
 Delayed 109 45.2 193 33.4 60 33.0
Mental development
 Normal 232 96.3 566 98.1 162 89.0 < 0.001**
 Delayed 9 3.7 11 1.9 20 11.0
Weight for length percentile
 Below 3rd 62 25.7 173 30.0 80 44.0 < 0.001**
 Between 3rd and 90th 178a 73.9 332 57.5 102 56.0
 Above 90th 1 0.4 72 12.5 0 0.0
Length for age percentile
 Below 3rd 81 33.6 98 17.0 20 11.0 < 0.001**
 Between 3rd and 90th 151 62.6 430a 74.4 133 73.1
 Above 90th 9 3.7 49 8.5 29 15.9
Head circumference for age percentile < 0.001**
 Below 3rd percentile 77 32.0 201 34.8 80 44.0
 3rd-90th percentile 144a 59.8 345a 59.7 102 56
 Above 90th percentile 20 8.3 31 5.4 0 0.0
  1. EBF exclusive breast feeding, Non-EBF non-exclusive breast feeding, Non-BF non-breast feeders, No. number
  2. 2 test was used for comparison
  3. **Significant if < 0.05
  4. aThe significant group