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Table 3 Binary and multivariable logistic regression analysis showing factors associated with early initiation of breastfeeding among mothers of children aged less than 24 months in Amibara district, April 2015

From: Determinants of early initiation of breastfeeding in Amibara district, Northeastern Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study

Variables Early initiation of breastfeeding n (%) COR (95 % CI) AOR (95 % CI)
Residence
 Urban 81 (55.9) 3.0 (1.95,4.62)a 3.8 (2.32,6.06)a
 Rural 70 (29.7) 1 1
Antenatal care visit
 Yes 110 (37.8) 0.73 (0.45,1.17) 0.58 (0.32,1.05)
 No 41 (45.6) 1 1
Maternal education
 No formal education 35 (28.7) 1 1
 Formal education 116 (44.8) 2.0 (1.27,3.20)a 2.0 (1.21,3.46)a
Marital status of mothers
 Currently married 124 (44.0) 1 1
 Unmarried 27 (27.3) 0.48 (0.29,0.79)a 0.76 (0.40,1.42)
Household head
 Mother of the index child 23 (28) 0.52 (0.31,0.89)a 0.69 (0.36,1.32)
 Fathers of the index child 128 (42.8) 1 1
Place of delivery
 Home 66 (43.1) 1.28 (0.84,1.94) 0.65 (0.38,1.11)
 Health institution 85 (37.3) 1 1
Parity
 Primipara 29 (30.9) 0.6 (0.37,0.99)a 1.57 (0.44,5.59)
 Multipara 122 (42.5) 1 1
Sex of the index child
 Male 81 (42.4) 1.26 (0.84,1.91) 1.49 (0.94,2.30)
 Female 70 (36.8) 1 1
Birth order of the index child
 1 28 (30.1) 0.44 (0.26,0.77)a 0.33 (0.08,1.28)
 2–3 53 (36.3) 0.59 (0.37,0.94)a 0.59 (0.35,0.99)a
  ≥ 4 70 (49.3) 1 1
Colostrum avoidance
 No 68 (43.6) 1 1
 Yes 83 (36.9) 0.76 (0.49,1.15) 0.66 (0.41,1.05)
Mode of delivery
 Cesarean section 12 (22.6) 0.40 (0.20,0.79)a 0.46 (0.22,0.97)a
 Vaginal 139 (42.4) 1 1
  1. COR crude odds ratio, AOR adjusted odds ratio, CI Confidence Interval. aStatistically significant variables at p < 0.05. Hosmer-Lemeshow goodness-of-fit = 0.184