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Table 4 Factors associated with prelacteal feeding practices among mothers of children aged less than 24 months in Raya kobo district, January 2014

From: Prelacteal feeding practices and associated factors among mothers of children aged less than 24 months in Raya Kobo district, North Eastern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variable Prelacteal feeding n (%) Crude odds ratio (95%CI) Adjusted odds ratio (95%CI)
Residence    
 Urban 21 (23.9) 1 1
 Rural 221 (41.3) 2.3 (1.34, 3.78)* 1.5 (0.80, 2.76)
Husband’s educational status    
 No formal education 205 (40.3) 1.5 (0.95, 2.39) 0.7 (0.41, 1.28)
 Primary and above 30 (30.9) 1 1
Antenatal care visit    
 Yes 144 (36.9) 1 1
 No 98 (42.1) 1.2 (0.89, 1.73) 0.7 (0.47, 1.01)
Place of delivery    
 Home 224 (47.5) 6.7 (3.95, 11.27)* 7.1 (3.91, 12.98)*
 Health institution 18 (11.9) 1 1
Mode of delivery    
 Cesarean section delivery 3 (21.4) 1 1
 Vaginal delivery 239 (39.2) 2.4 (0.65, 8.58) 1.0 (0.24, 4.14)
Breastfeeding initiation time    
  ≤ 1 hour 142 (31.8) 1 1
  > 1 hour 100 (56.8) 2.8 (1.97, 4.04)* 2.7 (1.78, 3.99)*
Mother knows risks associated with prelacteal feeding    
 Yes 51 (21.8) 1 1
 No 191 (49.0) 3.4 (2.37, 4.95)* 3.7 (2.44, 5.53)*
  1. *Statistically significant variables at p <0.05, CI = Confidence Interval.at least one visit. Hosmer-Lemeshow goodness-of-fit = 0.837.