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Table 4 Multivariate analysis of exclusive breastfeeding among unemployed mothers Gondar town, northwest, 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% CI) p - value
Yes No
Birth Interval
 1–2 years 92 120 0.60 (0.38, 0.94) 0.63 (0.38, 1.03) 0.085
 3 and above 68 53 1 1  
Knowledge on EBF
 Poor knowledge 14 48 0.250 (0.13, 0.47) 0.28 (0.14, 0.54) 0.0001
 Good knowledge 146 125 1 1  
Social support
 No 11 33 0.31 (0.15, 0.64) 0.33 (0.16, 0 .71) 0.004
 Yes 149 140 1 1  
Place of birth
 Home 9 24 0.37 (0.17, 0.82) 0.47 (0.20, 1.10) 0.082
 Health center 151 149 1 1  
Antenatal care
 No 29 56 0.46 (0.28, 0.77) 0.56 (0.32, 0.98) 0.042
 Yes 131 117 1 1  
Mode of delivery
 Vaginal 145 134 2.81 (1.48, 5.34) 2.60 (1.33, 5.08) 0.005
 CS 15 39 1 1  
  1. EBF exclusive breastfeeding, COR Crude odds ratio and AOR adjusted odds ratio