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Table 3 Predictors of non-exclusive breastfeeding among mothers of children under two years of age, Kersa district, east Ethiopia, 2011

From: Predictors of non-exclusive breastfeeding at 6 months among rural mothers in east Ethiopia: a community-based analytical cross-sectional study

Characteristics COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Mother’s age (years)   
 15-34 1 1
 35–49 1.1 (0.7, 1.7) 1.0 (0.6, 1.6)
Mother’s residence   
 Rural 1.4 (0.9, 2.2) 1.4 (0.8, 2.4)
 Semi-urban 1 1
Mother’s education   
 Illiterate 1.6 (1.008, 2.5)* 1.5 (0.9, 2.5)
 Literate 1 1
Marital status   
 Currently unmarried 2.4 (1.1, 5.3)* 2.6 (1.1, 5.9)*
 Married 1 1
Household SEP   
 Lowest 1 1
 Second 1.6 (1.001, 2.7)* 1.6 (0.9, 2.7)
 Middle 0.9 (0.5, 1.5) 0.7 (0.4, 1.3)
 Fourth 1.3 (0.8, 2.3) 0.9 (0.6, 1.6)
 Highest 1.7 (1.07, 2.8)* 1.1 (0.6, 2.0)
Food security status   
 Food insecure 1 1
 Food secure 1.6 (1.2, 2.1)* 1.4 (0.9, 1.9)
Child’s sex   
 Male 1 1
 Female 1.1 (0.8, 1.4) 1.0 (0.7, 1.4)
Mother’s access to a health facility   
 No 3.6 (2.5, 5.1)** 2.9 (1.9, 4.3) **
 Yes 1 1
Mother’s knowledge on IYCF   
 Low 4.0 (2.9, 5.5)** 3.4 (2.4, 4.7) **
 High 1 1
Colostrum feeding practice   
 Discarded 1.8 (1.1, 2.9)* 1.6 (0.9, 2.8)
 Given to child 1 1