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Table 2 Bivariate analysis shows the association between sociodemographic characteristics with initiation of breastfeeding among mothers in South Gondar zone, Amhara regional state, Ethiopia, May 2013

From: Timely initiation of breastfeeding and associated factors among mothers of infants under 12 months in South Gondar zone, Amhara regional state, Ethiopia; 2013

Sociodemographic variable Initiation of breastfeeding
≤ 1 h >  1 h p - value COR (95% CI)
Age of the mother (years)
  < = 20 years 37 (33.9%) 72 (66.1%)   
 20–34 years 320 (51.7%) 299 (48.3%) 0.001 2.1 (1.4, 3.2)
  > = 35 years 44 (46.3%) 51 (53.7%) 0.073 1.7 (1.0, 3.0)
Residence
 Urban 359 (54.7%) 297 (45.3%) 0.000 3.6 (2.5, 5.3)
 Rural 42 (25.1%) 125 (74.9%)   
Marital status
 Married 373 (48.8%) 392 (51.2%) 0.944 1.0 (0.6, 1.7)
 Others 28 (48.3%) 30 (51.2%)   
Maternal education
 Formal education 252 (51.5%) 237 (48.5%) 0.051 1.3 (1.0, 1.8)
 No formal education 149 (44.65) 185 (55.4%)   
Religion
 Orthodox 339 (49.3%) 349 (50.7%) 0.477 0.9 (0.6, 1.3)
 Othersc 62 (45.9%) 73 (54.1%)   
Ethnicity
 Amhara 399 (48.7%) 420 (51.3%) 0.959 0.95 (0.1, 6.8)
 Tigray 2 (50.0%) 2 (50.0%)   
Occupation of the mother
 Employeda 41 (53.2%) 36 (46.8%) 0.405 1.2 (0.8, 1.9)
 Unemployedb 360 (48.3%) 386 (51.7%)   
Information access
 Yes 312 (54.6%) 259 (45.4%) 0.000 2.2 (1.6, 3.0)
 No 89 (35.3%) 163 (64.7%)   
Child’s sex
 Male 214 (48.3%) 229 (51.7%) 0.796 0.96 (0.7, 1.3)
 Female 187 (49.2%) 193 (50.8%)   
  1. aGovernment organization employee, private organization employee
  2. bStudent, daily labourer, housewife, farmer, business owner merchant
  3. cMuslim, protestant