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Table 3 Logistic regression model of the significant factors associated with exclusive breastfeeding (EBF)

From: Challenges and predictors of exclusive breastfeeding among mothers attending the child welfare clinic at a regional hospital in Ghana: a descriptive cross-sectional study

Variables Unadjusted Odds Ratio (95% CI) p - value Adjusted Odds Ratio (95% CI) p - value
Mother’s age (years) 1.08 (1.02, 1.15) 0.005 1.05 (0.98, 1.12) 0.194
Age of baby (months) 0.79 (0.70, 0.90) 0.000 0.82 (0.71, 0.95) 0.007
Educational level
None 0.00 (0.00, 0.00) 0.999 0.00 (0.00, 0.00) 0.999
Basic 0.63 (0.30, 1.35) 0.235 0.50 (0.13, 1.92) 0.311
Secondary 1.01 (0.44, 2.34) 0.977 0.81 (.21, 3.22) 0.767
Tertiary Reference   Reference  
Occupation
Unemployed Reference   Reference  
Self-employed 3.50 (1.68, 7.29) 0.001 2.60 (1.09, 6.22) 0.032
Privately employed 3.05 (1.27, 7.32) 0.013 2.19 (0.81, 5.89) 0.121
Publicly employed 3.47 (1.34, 8.98) 0.010 1.26 (0.27, 5.82) 0.766