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Table 1 Characteristics of CASTLE study participants

From: Determinants of mastitis in women in the CASTLE study: a cohort study

Maternal characteristics (n = 346) n Percent
Hospital   
 Royal Women’s Hospital (public) 154 44.5
 Frances Perry House (private) 192 55.5
Age (years - mean, SD, range) 32.7 (4.1, 19 - 44)
Education level   
 Tertiary degree or higher 267 77
 Other 79 23
Breastfeeding intention (months - mean, range) 9.7 (1 - 24)
Previous staphylococcal infections (e.g. boils, abscesses, sores inside the nose)   
 Yes 284 82.1
 No 36 10.4
 Unsure 26 7.5
Caesarean birth 156 45