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Hoseini F, Rasekhi A, Lamyian Myandoab M. Investigating the relationship between exclusive breast-feeding and health literacy in primiparous women . DMed. 2018; 26 (4) :31-36
URL: http://daneshvarmed.shahed.ac.ir/article-1-2003-en.html
Biostatistics Department, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (1463 Views)
Background and Objective: The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved exclusive breast-feeding during the first six months of childhood. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between exclusive breast-feeding, health literacy and other affective factors in primiparous women using logistic regression model.
Materials and Methods: This study was an analytic study. The population of this study consisted of primiparous women on reproductive age visiting health centers in Tehran, with a child aged two years to five. Data were collected by questionnaire and interview with mothers and analyzed using logistic regression model.
Results: Exclusive breast-feeding was reported in 50.5% of mothers. There was a statistically significant relationship between exclusive breastfeeding and variables health literacy level in adequate level (p<0.001) and not much enough level (p<0.05), mother’s age (p<0.001), the first time of lactation in level of greater than one hour and a level after one hour (p<0.001), the delivery method (p <0.05), and job (p <0.05). The adequacy of the model was confirmed by the Hosmer-Lemeshow test.
Conclusion: The level of health literacy and the variables of the first time lactation, maternal age, delivery method and occupation were affected by exclusive breast-feeding. Therefore, considering the above factors, especially increasing the level of mothers' health literacy through the organization of workshops can be effective. 
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