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Table 4 Multivariate analysis of different risk factors of delayed initiation of breastfeeding for 396 mothers

From: Delayed initiation of breastfeeding in Bukavu, South Kivu, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo: a cross-sectional study

Variables Delayed initiation of breastfeeding
n (%)
Early initiation of breastfeeding
n (%)
AOR (95%CI) p-value
Marital status
 Unmarried 58 (43.6) 75 (56.4) 1.49 (1.13, 1.95) 0.004
 Married 77 (29.3) 186 (70.7) 1  
Mode of delivery
 Cesarean delivery 55 (59.1) 38 (40.9) 2.24 (1.74, 2.88) <  0.000
 Vaginal delivery 80 (26.4) 223 (73.6) 1  
Counselling about early initiation of breastfeeding
 No 59 (44.4) 74 (55.6) 1.71 (1.29, 2.20) <  0.000
 Yes 76 (28.9) 187 (71.1) 1  
Who counselled about early initiation of breastfeeding?
 Non- Health professional 8 (50.0) 8 (50.0) 1.84 (1.08, 3.12) 0.049
 Health professional 70 (27.1) 188 (72.9) 1  
  1. AOR adjusted odds ratio, CI confidence Interval