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Table 4 Multivariable logistic regression analysis showing factors associated with exclusive breastfeeding among mothers in Goba District, 2010

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

Variable Exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months Crude odds ratio(95%C.I) Adjusted odds ratio(95%C.I)
Yes No
Age of mother (years)     
15-19 17 (73.9) 6 (26.1) 1.0  
20-24 62 (74.7) 21 (25.3) 1.042(0.40,3.00)  
25-29 70 (70.0) 30 (30.0) 0.824(0.30,2.30)  
30-35 35 (81.4) 8 (18.6) 1.544(0.50,5.20)  
35+ 15 (50.0) 15 (50.0) 0.353(0.11,1.14)  
Employment status     
Employed 3(33.3) 6(66.7) 1.0 1.0
Unemployed 196(72.6) 74(27.4) 5.3(1.3,21.8)* 10.4(1.51,71.50)*
Residence     
Urban 37(63.8) 21(36.2) 1.0  
Rural 162(73.3) 59(26.7) 1.6(0.8,2.88)  
Age of infant (months)     
<2 94(83.2) 19(16.8) 2.7 (1.40,5.13)* 5.6(2.28,13.60)*
2-3 28(77.8) 8(22.2) 1.9(0.78,4.62) 2.3(0.77,7.10)
4-5 61(64.9) 33(35.1) 1.0 1.0
Pre-lacteal feeding     
Yes 25(58.1) 18(41.9) 1.0  
No 159(76.4) 49(23.6) 2.391.18,4.64)*  
Mode of delivery     
Vaginal/Normal 186(72.7) 70(27.3) 1.7(0.5,6.5)  
C/S 6(60.0) 4(40.0) 1.0  
Parity of respondent     
1 49(64.5) 27(35.5) 1.0  
2-4 97(77.6) 28(22.4) 1.9(1.02,3.58)*  
5 and above 50(70.4) 21(29.6) 1.3(0.65,2.62)  
Birth interval (years)     
1 8(61.5) 5(38.5) 1.0  
2-3 84(74.3) 29(25.7) 1.8(0.55,5.97)  
4 and above 107(69.9) 46(30.1) 1.4(0.45,4.7)  
No. ANC visit     
1 10(58.8) 7(41.2) 1.0  
2-3 96(75.0) 32(25.0) 2.1(0.74,5.97)  
> = 4 88(71.0) 36(29.0) 1.7(0.60,4.85)  
Advice/information at ANC     
Yes 76(73.8) 27(26.2) 1.21(0.70,2.10)  
No 123(69.9) 53(30.1) 1.0  
Advice/information at PNC     
Yes 91(70.5) 38(29.5) 1.1(0.64,1.81)  
No 108(72.0) 42(28.0) 1.0  
Timely initiation of BF     
Yes 111(77.1) 33(22.9) 1.8(1.06,3.04)*  
No 88(65.2) 47(34.8) 1.0  
  1. * Statistically significant variables at P <0.05, C.I- Confidence Interval.