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Table 4 Factors associated with delayed initiation of breastfeeding in Arba Minch Zuria, 2012 (n = 383)

From: Women’s perception and risk factors for delayed initiation of breastfeeding in Arba Minch Zuria, Southern Ethiopia

Variable Delayed initiation of breastfeeding
Yes No Crude Odds Ratio (95% CI) Adjusted Odds Ratio (95% CI)
Maternal age     
 15–19 33 50 0.78 (0.41, 1.49) _
 20-24 99 131 0.90 (0.52, 1.54)
 ≥ 25 32 38 1
Maternal education     
 No education 112 123 1.95 (1.103, 3.43)* 1.91 (1.02, 3.44)*
 Reading and writing 30 49 1.308 (0.66, 2.58) 1.36 (0.67, 2.78)
 Elementary and above 22 47 1 1
Number of children < 5 years     
 1 119 149 1.24 (0.80, 1.94) _
 ≥ 1 45 70 1  
Antenatal care follow up     
 Yes 140 179 1.30 (0.75, 2.26) _
 No 24 40 1  
Birth place     
 Home 158 212 0.87 (0.29, 2.64) _
 Health institution 6 7 1  
Delivery assistant     
 Traditional Birth Attendants 83 114 0.87 (0.57, 1.34) 0.85 (0.53, 1.31)
 Health workers 15 26 0.69 (0.34, 1.41) 0.52 (0.21, 0.58)*
 Relatives 66 79 1 1
EBF knowledge to 6 months     
 Yes 148 211 0.35 (0.15, 0.84)** 0.39 (0.15, 0.93)*
 No 16 8 1 1
Radio owners     
 Yes 78 106 0.97 (0.65, 1.45) _
 No 86 113 1  
Attending health education     
 Yes 107 159 0.71 (0.46, 1.10) 0.74 (0.15, 0.98)**
 No 57 60 1 1
Pre-lactateal feeding     
 Yes 17 17 1.37 (0.68, 2.78) _
 No 147 202 1  
Discarded colostrum     
 Yes 21 21 1.31 (0.73, 2.63) _
 No 143 198 1  
Total number of births     
 1–2 62 84 0.98 (0.64, 1.48) _
 > 2 102 135 1  
  1. **Significant at 0.01, *Significant at 0.05.