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Table 3 Independent predictors of exclusive breastfeeding for both employed and unemployed mothers (Full model) in Gondar town, northwest Ethiopia, October, 2015

From: Exclusive breastfeeding and mothers’ employment status in Gondar town, Northwest Ethiopia: a comparative cross-sectional study

Variables Exclusive breastfeeding COR (95% CI) AOR (95% C.I) p-value
Yes No
Birth Interval
 1–2 years 131 276 0.73 (0.53,1.02) 0.72 (.50, 1.05) 0.085
 3 and above 95 147 1 1
Knowledge
 Poor knowledge 19 106 0.27(0.16, 0.46) 0.437 (0.245, 0.779) 0.005
 Good knowledge 207 317 1 1
Place of birth
 Home 12 55 0.38 (0.20, 0.72) 0.53 (0.26, 1.09) 0.084
 Health center 214 368 1 1
Marital status
 Married 215 366 3.04 (1.56, 5.93) 1.88 (0.91,3.89 0.087
 Unmarried 11 57 1 1
Employment status
 Unemployed 160 173 3.50 (2.48, 4.95) 3.43 (2.38, 4.95) .0001
 Employed 66 250 1 1
Attitude towards EBF
 Poor Attitude 6 103 0.84 (0.04, 0.20) 0.13 (0.05, 0.31) .0001
 Good Attitude 220 319 1 1
  1. EBF exclusive breastfeeding, COR Crude odds ratio and AOR adjusted odds ratio