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Table 3 Chi- square tests of exclusive breastfeeding among mothers by their obstetric and health service-related factors among mothers in Goba District using 24 hour recall

From: Factors associated with exclusive breastfeeding practices among mothers in Goba district, south east Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variable EBF N (%) Non-EBF N (%) P-value
Parity of mothers    
1 49 (64.5) 27 (35.5)  
2-4 97 (77.6) 28 (22.4) 0.124
5 and more 50 (70.4) 21 (29.6)  
Birth interval(year)    
1 8 (61.5) 5 (38.5) 0.534
2-3 84 (74.3) 29 (25.7)  
4 and above 107 (69.9) 46 (30.1)  
ANC visit    
Yes 166 (71.9) 65 (28.1) 0.889
No 27 (73.0) 10 (27.0)  
No. ANC visit    
1 10 (58.8) 7 (41.2) 0.349
2-3 96 (75.0) 32 (25.0)  
= 4 88 (71.0) 36 (29.0)  
Mother given information/advice on BF at ANC visit
Yes 76 (73.8) 27 (26.2) 0.487
No 123 (69.9) 53 (30.1)  
Place of delivery    
Home 139 (74.7) 47 (25.3) 0.305
Health institution 57 (67.9) 27 (32.1)  
Type of delivery    
Normal/Vaginal 186 (72.7) 70 (27.3) 0.605
Caesarean section 6 (60.0) 4 (40.0)  
Mother received information/advice on BF at PNC
Yes 91 (70.5) 38 (29.5) 0.892
No 108 (72.0) 42 (28.0)  
Timely initiation of BF    
Yes 111 (77.1) 33 (22.9) 0.039*
No 88(65.2) 47(34.8)  
  1. *significant at p-value <0.05.