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Table 4 The association between child feeding practices and diarrheal disease among children less than 6 months of age (n = 113) in Hadaleala District, Afar Region, Northeast Ethiopia, May, 2015

From: Child feeding practices and diarrheal disease among children less than two years of age of the nomadic people in Hadaleala District, Afar Region, Northeast Ethiopia

Breastfeeding variables Diarrheal disease Crude Odds Ratio (95% Confidence Interval) Adjusted Odds Ratio (95% Confidence Interval)
Yes No
Early breastfeeding initiation
 Yes 2 (2.7%) 73 (97.3%) 1  
 No 10 (26.3%) 28 (73.7%) 13.04 (2.69, 63.25) 9.13 (1.78, 46.72)**
Breastfeeding status
 Not exclusive breastfeeding 11 (22.9%) 37 (77.1%) 19.03 (2.36,153.33) 13.33 (1.59, 112.12)*
 Exclusive breastfeeding 1 (1.5%) 64 (98.5%) 1  
  1. *Statistically significant variables at p < 0.05 **Statistically significant variables at p < 0.01
  2. The result of Hosmer and Lemshow test was > 0.216