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dc.contributor.authorDalcastagnê, Susana Valériapt_BR
dc.contributor.authorGiugliani, Elsa Regina Justopt_BR
dc.contributor.authorNunes, Luciana Nevespt_BR
dc.contributor.authorHauser, Lisianept_BR
dc.contributor.authorGiugliani, Camilapt_BR
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-14T02:31:32Zpt_BR
dc.date.issued2018pt_BR
dc.identifier.issn1806-9460pt_BR
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10183/195808pt_BR
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Exclusive breastfeeding for six months is one of the measures with highest impact on prevention of child deaths. The determinants of breastfeeding practices are complex and differ between populations. This study aimed to identify factors associated with the prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding in a suburban area in Angola. DESIGN AND SETTING: Population-based cross-sectional study in the municipality of Cacuaco, Luanda. METHODS: A random sample of children under two years of age and their mothers was included. Prevalence ratios (PR) were estimated using Poisson regression based on a hierarchical model. RESULTS: 749 children and their mothers were surveyed, including 274 children under six months. The prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding among children under six months was 51.5% (95% confidence interval, CI, 46.3-56.6%). Four variables were positively associated with exclusive breastfeeding at ages of under six months: number of prenatal visits (PR 1.11 for each visit after the first one; 95% CI 1.04-1.18), maternal occupation (other occupations versus self-employed) (PR 1.54; 95% CI 1.05-2.26), younger child age (PR 0.77 for each month; 95% CI 0.71-0.84) and female child (PR 1.34; 95% CI 1.02-1.76). CONCLUSIONS: Our findings showed that the prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding at six months was satisfactory, according to international recommendations. Factors associated with exclusive breastfeeding practices that had never been surveyed before in Angola were identified through this study. These data are particularly relevant in the context of high infant mortality and may be useful in planning actions aimed at improving child health through promotion of exclusive breastfeeding, in Angola and other countries.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfpt_BR
dc.language.isoengpt_BR
dc.relation.ispartofSão Paulo medical journal [recurso eletrônico]. [São Paulo]. vol. 136, no. 6 (2018), p. 533-542pt_BR
dc.rightsOpen Accessen
dc.subjectBreast feedingen
dc.subjectAleitamento maternopt_BR
dc.subjectInfant nutrition disordersen
dc.subjectNutrição infantilpt_BR
dc.subjectAngolaen
dc.subjectEstatistica aplicada : Medicinapt_BR
dc.titlePractice of exclusive breastfeeding and its associated factors in a suburban area in Angola : a cross-sectional studypt_BR
dc.typeArtigo de periódicopt_BR
dc.identifier.nrb001095185pt_BR
dc.type.originNacionalpt_BR


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