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Table 4 Factors associated with prelacteal feeding practices among mothers of children aged 24 months or less in the Woldia, Kobo and Lalibela towns of North- Eastern Ethiopia, March 2015

From: Factors associated with prelacteal feeding in North Eastern Ethiopia: A community based cross-sectional study

Variables Prelacteal feeding n (%) Crude odds ratio (95 % CI) Adjusted odds ratio (95 % CI)
Age of mother
 <20 14 (15.9) 1 1
 20–34 63 (10.5) 0.6 (0.30, 1.16) 1.95 (0.41, 9.22)
 >34 10 (10.4) 0.6 (0.26, 1.46) 2.9 (0.47, 17.91)
Mothers’ educational status
 No formal education 29 (13.7) 1.39 (0.86, 2.25) 1.1 (0.49, 2.53)
 Formal education 58 (10.2) 1 1
Early initiation of breast milk    
 Yes 49 (8.2) 1 1
 No 34 (20.2) 2.8 (1.70, 4.61) 1.9 (0.89, 4.02)
Colostrum feeding    
 Yes 54 (7.8) 1 1
 No 33 (37.9) 7.3 (4.30, 12.12) 8.7 (3.82, 20.10)a
Counseling on breastfeeding at antenatal care visit
 Yes 22 (6.8) 1 1
 No 49 (12) 1.9(1.12, 3.16) 2.6 (1.27, 5.42)a
Sex of index child
 Female 35 (9.5) 1 1
 Male 52 (12.6) 1.4 (0.93, 2.15) 1.1 (0.52, 2.20)
Place of delivery
 Health facility 55 (7.9) 1 1
 Home 32 (39) 7.5 (4.45, 12.65) 3.4 (0.63, 19.51)
Assistant during delivery
 Othersb 32 (36) 6.5 (3.89, 10.87) 1.3 (0.24, 7.12)
 Health professional 55 (8) 1 1
  1. aStatistically significant variables at p-value = 0.05, CI confidence interval, b TBAs and family members, Hosmer- Lemeshow goodness-of-fit = 0.389