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Table 5 Pairwise comparison of the association between the intermolar width and the duration of pure breastfeeding

From: Association of breastfeeding and three-dimensional dental arch relationships in primary dentition

Variables Intermolar width (mm) P-valueb 95% Confidence interval for difference
Mean difference Standard error
Lower bound Upper bound
Duration of breastfeeding    0.002*   
>6 months - Never 0.857** 0.274 0.006* 0.198 1.515
>6 months - ≤6 months 0.813** 0.258 0.005* 0.193 1.433
≤6 months - Never 0.044 0.249 1.000 −0.554 0.642
  1. Based on estimated marginal means.
  2. Adjusted for background information (age and gender) and related non-nutritive sucking habits (thumb sucking and pacifier use).
  3. **The mean difference is significant at the 0.05 level.
  4. bAdjustment for multiple comparisons: Bonferroni.
  5. *P < 0.05.
  6. Dependent variable: Intermolar width mm.