Breastfeeding Practices in Relation to Country of Origin Among Women Living in Denmark: A Population-Based Study

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Standard

Breastfeeding Practices in Relation to Country of Origin Among Women Living in Denmark : A Population-Based Study. / Busck-Rasmussen, Marianne; Villadsen, Sarah Fredsted; Norsker, Filippa Nyboe; Mortensen, Laust; Andersen, Anne-Marie Nybo.

In: Maternal and Child Health Journal, Vol. 18, No. 10, 12.2014, p. 2479-2488.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Harvard

Busck-Rasmussen, M, Villadsen, SF, Norsker, FN, Mortensen, L & Andersen, A-MN 2014, 'Breastfeeding Practices in Relation to Country of Origin Among Women Living in Denmark: A Population-Based Study', Maternal and Child Health Journal, vol. 18, no. 10, pp. 2479-2488. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-014-1486-z

APA

Busck-Rasmussen, M., Villadsen, S. F., Norsker, F. N., Mortensen, L., & Andersen, A-M. N. (2014). Breastfeeding Practices in Relation to Country of Origin Among Women Living in Denmark: A Population-Based Study. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 18(10), 2479-2488. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-014-1486-z

Vancouver

Busck-Rasmussen M, Villadsen SF, Norsker FN, Mortensen L, Andersen A-MN. Breastfeeding Practices in Relation to Country of Origin Among Women Living in Denmark: A Population-Based Study. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2014 Dec;18(10):2479-2488. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-014-1486-z

Author

Busck-Rasmussen, Marianne ; Villadsen, Sarah Fredsted ; Norsker, Filippa Nyboe ; Mortensen, Laust ; Andersen, Anne-Marie Nybo. / Breastfeeding Practices in Relation to Country of Origin Among Women Living in Denmark : A Population-Based Study. In: Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2014 ; Vol. 18, No. 10. pp. 2479-2488.

Bibtex

@article{f049fb6912ff4d9d817b4516054f7783,
title = "Breastfeeding Practices in Relation to Country of Origin Among Women Living in Denmark: A Population-Based Study",
abstract = "The objective of this study was to describe breastfeeding practices and to compare the risk of suboptimal breastfeeding of women living in Denmark according to country of origin, and further to examine how socio-economic position and duration of stay in the country affected this risk. Information on breastfeeding of 42,420 infants born 2002-2009 and living in eighteen selected Danish municipalities was collected from the Danish Health Visitor's Child Health Database. The data was linked with data on maternal socio-demographic information from Danish population-covering registries. Suboptimal breastfeeding was defined as <4 months of full breastfeeding as described by the Danish Health and Medicines Authority. We used logistic regression to model the crude associations between suboptimal breastfeeding and country of origin, and taking maternal age and parity, and a variety of parental socio-economic measures into account. Suboptimal breastfeeding was more frequent among non-Western migrant women than among women of Danish origin. Women who were descendants of Turkish and Pakistani immigrants had a higher risk of suboptimal breastfeeding as compared to the group of women who had migrated from the same countries, suggesting that acculturation did not favor breastfeeding. For all but the group of women who had migrated from Pakistan, adjustment for socio-demographic indicators (age, parity, education, attachment to labour market, and income) eliminated the increased risk of suboptimal breastfeeding. There was no evidence for differences in the breastfeeding support provided at hospital level according to migrant status. Suboptimal breastfeeding was more frequent among women who were non-Nordic migrants and descendants of migrants than among women with Danish origin.",
author = "Marianne Busck-Rasmussen and Villadsen, {Sarah Fredsted} and Norsker, {Filippa Nyboe} and Laust Mortensen and Andersen, {Anne-Marie Nybo}",
year = "2014",
month = "12",
doi = "10.1007/s10995-014-1486-z",
language = "English",
volume = "18",
pages = "2479--2488",
journal = "Maternal and Child Health Journal",
issn = "1092-7875",
publisher = "Springer",
number = "10",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Breastfeeding Practices in Relation to Country of Origin Among Women Living in Denmark

T2 - A Population-Based Study

AU - Busck-Rasmussen, Marianne

AU - Villadsen, Sarah Fredsted

AU - Norsker, Filippa Nyboe

AU - Mortensen, Laust

AU - Andersen, Anne-Marie Nybo

PY - 2014/12

Y1 - 2014/12

N2 - The objective of this study was to describe breastfeeding practices and to compare the risk of suboptimal breastfeeding of women living in Denmark according to country of origin, and further to examine how socio-economic position and duration of stay in the country affected this risk. Information on breastfeeding of 42,420 infants born 2002-2009 and living in eighteen selected Danish municipalities was collected from the Danish Health Visitor's Child Health Database. The data was linked with data on maternal socio-demographic information from Danish population-covering registries. Suboptimal breastfeeding was defined as <4 months of full breastfeeding as described by the Danish Health and Medicines Authority. We used logistic regression to model the crude associations between suboptimal breastfeeding and country of origin, and taking maternal age and parity, and a variety of parental socio-economic measures into account. Suboptimal breastfeeding was more frequent among non-Western migrant women than among women of Danish origin. Women who were descendants of Turkish and Pakistani immigrants had a higher risk of suboptimal breastfeeding as compared to the group of women who had migrated from the same countries, suggesting that acculturation did not favor breastfeeding. For all but the group of women who had migrated from Pakistan, adjustment for socio-demographic indicators (age, parity, education, attachment to labour market, and income) eliminated the increased risk of suboptimal breastfeeding. There was no evidence for differences in the breastfeeding support provided at hospital level according to migrant status. Suboptimal breastfeeding was more frequent among women who were non-Nordic migrants and descendants of migrants than among women with Danish origin.

AB - The objective of this study was to describe breastfeeding practices and to compare the risk of suboptimal breastfeeding of women living in Denmark according to country of origin, and further to examine how socio-economic position and duration of stay in the country affected this risk. Information on breastfeeding of 42,420 infants born 2002-2009 and living in eighteen selected Danish municipalities was collected from the Danish Health Visitor's Child Health Database. The data was linked with data on maternal socio-demographic information from Danish population-covering registries. Suboptimal breastfeeding was defined as <4 months of full breastfeeding as described by the Danish Health and Medicines Authority. We used logistic regression to model the crude associations between suboptimal breastfeeding and country of origin, and taking maternal age and parity, and a variety of parental socio-economic measures into account. Suboptimal breastfeeding was more frequent among non-Western migrant women than among women of Danish origin. Women who were descendants of Turkish and Pakistani immigrants had a higher risk of suboptimal breastfeeding as compared to the group of women who had migrated from the same countries, suggesting that acculturation did not favor breastfeeding. For all but the group of women who had migrated from Pakistan, adjustment for socio-demographic indicators (age, parity, education, attachment to labour market, and income) eliminated the increased risk of suboptimal breastfeeding. There was no evidence for differences in the breastfeeding support provided at hospital level according to migrant status. Suboptimal breastfeeding was more frequent among women who were non-Nordic migrants and descendants of migrants than among women with Danish origin.

U2 - 10.1007/s10995-014-1486-z

DO - 10.1007/s10995-014-1486-z

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 24748214

VL - 18

SP - 2479

EP - 2488

JO - Maternal and Child Health Journal

JF - Maternal and Child Health Journal

SN - 1092-7875

IS - 10

ER -

ID: 120537639