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Table 3 Factors associated with EBF status of children now aged between 6 and 24 months, during the first 6 months of age in Hadaleala district, Afar Region, northeast Ethiopia

From: Exclusive breastfeeding status of children aged between 6 and 24 months in the nomadic population of Hadaleala district, Afar Region, northeast Ethiopia

Variables Breastfeeding status COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Exclusively breastfed (in number) Not exclusively breastfed (in number)
Place of birth
 Home 160 63 1  
 Health institution 28 3 3.7 (1.1, 12.5) 0.8 (0.2, 3.7)
Age of mothers in year
 15.0–24.0 56 23 1  
 25.0–34.0 92 39 1.0 (0.5, 1.8) 1.9 (0.7, 5.7)
  ≥ 35.0 40 4 4.1 (1.3, 12.8) 8.3 (1.7, 40.3)**
Maternal education
 No formal education 157 63 1  
 Formal education 31 3 4.1 (1.2, 14.1) 1.4 (0.3, 6.3)
Paternal education
 No formal education 161 65 1  
 Formal education 27 1 10.9 (1.5, 81.9) 4.9 (0.5, 44.6)
Breastfed in first hour
 Yes 132 22 4.7 (2.6, 8.6) 3.5 (1.8, 6.9)***
 No 56 44 1  
Migration during the last year
 No movement 134 38 7.1 (2.5, 20.0) 4.6 (1.5, 14.4)*
 Once a year 48 16 6.0 (1.9, 18.6) 4.4 (1.3, 14.8)*
 Twice a year 6 12 1  
Birth order
 1st 38 6 2.1 (0.8, 5.7) 3.5 (0.8, 15.4)
 2nd 39 18 0.7 (0.4, 1.5) 1.1 (0.4, 3.4)
 3rd 37 17 0.7 (0.4, 1.5) 1.1 (0.5, 2.7)
 4th and above 74 25 1  
  1. * Statistically significant variables at p < 0.05, ** statistically significant variables at p < 0.01, *** statistically significant variables at p < 0.001, the result of Hosmer and Lemshow test was >0.470