Table 3 Effect of number of births and length of breast feeding on the risk of rheumatoid arthritis
Odds ratio (95% CI)
Number of children (per child)1.00 (0.78 to 1.27)
Breast feeding for 1–12 months vs 0 months0.74 (0.41 to 1.35)
Breast feeding for ⩾13 months vs 0 months0.47 (0.19 to 1.14)
  • The analysis was adjusted for the other variables in the table by multivariate analysis.