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Table 3 Predictors of non-exclusive breastfeeding among mothers of infants of age 0–5 months (n = 514), Sorro District, Southern Ethiopia, Aug 2015

From: Prevalence and associated factors of non-exclusive breastfeeding of infants during the first six months in rural area of Sorro District, Southern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variable Non exclusive breastfeeding COR(95 % CI) AOR(95 % CI)
Yes (%) No (%)
Antenatal care
 yes 121 (36.5) 211 (63.5) 1 1
 no 123 (67.6) 59(32.4) 3.63 (2.48, 5.33)*** 2.60 (1.64, 4.10)***
Postnatal care
 yes 127 (38.4) 204 (61.6) 1 1
 no 117 (63.9) 66 (36.1) 2.85 (1.96, 4.14)*** 1.90 (1.19, 3.04)*
Current marital status
 married 223 (46.0) 262 (54.0) 1 1
 unmarrieda 21 (72.4) 8 (27.6) 3.08 (1.34, 7.10)** 3.85 (1.44, 10.27)**
Colostrum discarded
 yes 101 (59.8) 68 (40.2) 1 1
 no 143 (41.5) 202 (58.5) 0.47 (0.33, 0.69)** 0.61 (0.40, 1.03)
Time of initiation of breastfeeding
 within 1 h 109 (37.5) 182 (62.5) 1 1
 after 1 h 135 (60.5) 88 (39.5) 2.56 (1.79, 3.67)*** 2.11 (1.37, 3.24)***
Index infant’s age
 0–1 m 27 (22.7) 92 (77.3) 1 1
 2–3 m 102 (45.5) 122 (54.5) 2.85 (1.72, 4.71)*** 3.63 (2.06, 6.36)***
 4–5 m 115 (67.2) 56 (32.8) 6.99 (4.09, 11.94)*** 10.29 (5.60, 18.92)***
Place of delivery
 home 212 (50.7) 206 (49.3) 2.06 (1.29, 3.28)** 0.92 (0.28, 3.08)
 health facility 32 (33.3) 64 (66.7) 1 1
Delivery assistance
 Health professional 30 (32.3) 63 (67.7) 1 1
 Traditional birth attendant 198 (51.7) 185 (48.3) 2.25 (1.39, 3.63)*** 1.58 (0.46, 5.51)
 Other 22 (57.9) 16 (42.1) 1.53 (0.70, 3.32) 1.59 (0.40, 6.40)
Mother’s educational status
 no education 153 (51.9) 142 (48.1) 2.03 (0.88, 4.71)* 2.02 (0.77, 5.32)
 read and write only 37 (46.8) 42 (53.2) 1.66 (0.66, 4.18) 1.53 (0.52, 4.50)
 primary 45 (39.5) 69 (60.5) 1.23 (0.50, 3.00) 1.27 (0.45, 3.56)
 secondary and above 9 (34.6) 17 (65.4) 1 1
  1. Note: ***P-value < 0.001**0.001 ≤ P < 0.01 *0.01 ≤ P < 0.05 anever married, divorced, separated; COR crude odds ratio, AOR adjusted odds ratio