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Table 4 Factors associated with early initiation of breast feeding in the rural population of northwest Ethiopia, 2014

From: Correlates of early neonatal feeding practice in Dabat HDSS site, northwest Ethiopia

Variables Early initiation of breastfeeding Crude Odds Ratio@ (95% CI) Adjusted Odds Ratio# (95% CI)
  Yes No   
Maternal education
 No formal education 1,767 2,607 1 1
 First cycle 386 549 1.04 (0.89, 1.20) 0.97 (0.82, 1.14)
 Second cycle 277 326 1.25 (1.06, 1.49) 0.97 (0.79, 1.19)
 Secondary school 539 310 2.56 (2.20, 2.99) 1.09 (0.88, 1.34)
Marital status
 Currently married 2,524 3,359 1 1
 Single 45 68 0.88 (0.60, 1.29) 0.74 (0.48, 1.15)
 Others 400 365 1.46 (1.25, 1.69) 1.19 (0.99, 1.43)
Residence
 Rural 2,061 3,165 1 1
 Urban 908 627 2.22 (1.98, 2.50) 1.47 (1.25. 1.73)*
Antenatal care
 Yes 2,135 2,220 1.96 (1.75, 2.19) 1.41 (1.24, 1.59)*
 No 670 1,364 1 1
Age of the mothers
16–18 years 102 181 1 1
19–36 years 2,071 2,583 1.42 (1.11, 1.83) 1.21 (0.91, 1.61)
37–54 years 796 1,028 1.37 (1.06, 1.78) 1.35 (0.99, 1.83)
Prelacteal feeding
 Yes 938 2,854 1 1
 No 1,988 981 6.17 (5.54, 6.86) 5.72 (5.12, 6.40)*
  1. @Crude Odds Ratio, considering the effect of only one predictor variable
  2. *Significant at p-value less than 0.05
  3. #Adjusted Odds Ratio, which takes into account the effect due to all the additional variables included in the analysis